I've always wanted a red road bike with cruiser type handlebars, and that actually works and is nice to ride.
I found an old Sekine bike and checked it out. It looks like it has potential, but it is rough shape.
The gear cables and break cables probably all need to be replaced, wheels need to be trued, the tubes might need to be replaced, I want to change the handlebars, I've love to add fenders and a rack, and it needs a thorough scrubbing and polishing. I'm feeling a littler overwhelmed because I don't know much about bikes and I'm starting to think I should just have waited until I found the perfect bike that was already magically perfect.
So, I guess I'm just looking for encouragement, because I really want to do this. Unless, of course, you think I can't. In which case please tell me now before I invest any more into this