Last night I finished up the Klunker build. At this point, it's ready for just about anything I can throw at it.
New Kenda K-Rad 2.3" tires will make for good street riding and dirt. Plenty of cushion when the pressure is low but at 80 psi they float across pavement really well. I loved them on the ride in this morning.
And the basket took some finagling to get right. With some grinding and filing, the struts are not completely bolted on. No zip ties anymore.
I'm super pleased with this build. In fact, I'm concerned that I may love this bike too much. The commute in today was a blast. It's fun to have a bike that is generalized enough to do just about anything well... and it's value is almost nothing.