It’s a beautiful cruiser, created by Yahoo! Kickbiking mail-list member Elden. He writes:
I made the following alterations:
Rear rack: Installed an old Schwinn cast aluminum rear rack with a sprung “hold down” arm. I made and added the rosewood panels for class. The rack is attached to the axle and drop-outs, and then the fender is attached to the rack with brackets I made. I kept all the original fender brackets intact so I can revert it to the original if I hit my ankle on the rack too much.
Headlight: I got a bullet headlight. I painted the cone black. It is mounted to the fender by modifying the bracket that came with it. I attached it with a wingnut so I can remove it easily.
Handlebars: I got some reDICuloud handlebars for it. I then added some leather grips sewn with red cord. I added a larger bell and new brake levers, and mounted it all with a vintage steel neck. This can all be removed easily and swapped for the original bars if I feel like sporting instead of cruising. I had a hard time finding a rear brake cable long enough to work with the huge bars.
Foot Plate: I put grip tape on the foot plate. This required grinding off the raised Kickbike logos, but I like the look much better.
Water bottle cage: I added a standard water bottle cage but I have seen one, somewhere, designed to hold a hip flask. I will continue to try to find one of those.
Now all I need is for the ice to melt (usually about April).