A little while back my father dragged this bike home from the local bike store. Someone had wanted to trade it in on a new bike, but store didn't want it. They owner asked the clerk if they would pass it on to someone who would ride it. In walked pops.
He thought he was going to ride it, but decided he wasn't a big fan of the drop bars & down tube shifters.
When I was back visiting I thought the bike would make a good lightweight cruiser. I headed back to the same store and came home with a free set of north road bars, stem, levers and a suntour stem mount shifter.
I built the bike up and was surprised at how fun the ride was.