So I picked up a Zebrakenko (10 speed maybe?) from a garage sale for $35. It hadn't been ridden in years. It was a fully functional bike, but I planned on making it a fixed gear. After picking it up and riding it as is for a few days, I stripped it down and started getting it ready for paint.
sorry for crappy cell phone pictures.
I sanded it down pretty good and grinded off and sanded smooth the derailer cable brackets and the rear brake cable bracket. You can notice them in the above picture, and they are no longer here in this one.
Went with a nice orange. Primered, painted, and clear coated.
My wheels finally came in today, so I fitted my chain, installed the wheels, reinstalled the front brake and adjusted it, shortened the super long ugly brake cable, wrapped the bars, shined it up a bit. It's pretty much all done. I need to get the cog and lock ring tightened down by the LBS since I don't have a tool, and it's good to go. Thinking about a new brake lever and a saddle, but that's later on. I'm very happy with how it came out.