Today was awesome. Went by my local recycled bicycle shop and found a used cruiser bike fork with brake bosses for..wait for it... $4!! It was the only one with the perfect head tube length too. A couple coats of plastidip later and it's good as new - no paint prep and 30 minutes drying time, everyone should have a can of this stuff! It feels so good to not rely on the coaster brake.
My brothers friend gave me a basically brand new dot approved open face helmet that he got on craigslist that he doesn't use.