hey there cyclofiend!
we have a Huffy Sea Trails ex 3-speed turned single, originally
a brownish orange now painted black with rustoleum and clear coated.
It is rear brake only because the original front brake had seen
its last day. It works for me. I found the bike rusted up in the
crawlspace of my parents house and polished the wheels, hubs, brakes,
bars, sprockets, and chain with mineral spirits and steel wool and
whalah! Nice & shiny restored classic! I really love riding this
bike around Atlanta. Its a hit with the fixie kids even though I'm
a dude riding a step-through frame. Honestly I prefer this bike
over my mountain bikes and the fixies I've had in the past.