The conversion is nearly complete. Good news. The rattle can paint job (sometimes referred to as a ghetto paint job) can look pretty good. I found great advice in the forums. Here is the result. The Velo thing looks a little cheesy in the pic but it came out really nice and shiny. I tried to do a cool logo with little circle but it looked terrible. I was gonna do three little stick people but decided to go for a retro tacky frenchy thing.
If anyone cares, this is going to be the all-around SS grocery-gettin' **** weather-mobile.