Update on project Schwindled.
I replaced the front brake pads and cables. Haven’t done the rear’s yet, because setting everything up was a waaay bigger pain in the ass than disassembly. The front pads still aren’t perfect. One side engages slightly sooner than the other, but I couldn’t tell while riding.
That being said it is serviceable now. It shifts, although rather clunky and noisy. I haven’t rode it since I was a kid, so I don’t know if that’s normal or not. I’ll check the shifter later. I was kind enough to spray some WD-40 on both sprocket sets though.
Anyway, I have a functioning bike for $25! I bough a universal kickstand for $15, but it won’t work. So I’ll have to return it and find one that does. Hopefully I don’t have to get some vintage one for $100 :)