I just picked this little guy up for twenty bucks off craigslist. It was twenty bucks and my nephew needs a bike. Hopefully it isn't too big/heavy.
It will need the hubs repacked and a seat/grips and some spray paint.. but what in heck is going on with the back brake? It looks like it's some sort of cantilever brake and that I will need a new cable and pads and one of those metal things for it, yes? And that thing at the front... am I supposed to run the brake cables through that? It has what look to be brake cable sized holes in it.
I do plan on taking off the cruiser brake on the front. It just doesn't fit.
Also what exactly is it? Google says it is a Hoffman bike?