The first thing was to ditch all the crap that comes on these piles.
Next thing was to adjust the rear end and shorten it a bit and make it 135mm rear spacing. I decided to use some Surly dropouts to support the crew back in Minneapolis, plus they work and weld really well.
Part 2 will be making the bars and tuning up the front end. The idea is to make a rad basket and bar/stem combo for it.