Going freewheel. A long caliper brake isn't gonna cut it for me. Cantilever brakes are my solution for quick stops. They have appeal while adding bling.
Made a cable hanger the seat post clamp bolt passes through to get started. V- brake clamps work like a charm. No fender or foot interference. I smoothed and polished the clamps.
As kids we used electric tape to decorate our bicycles. My friend's father worked for a utility company. He kept various color of tapes around. I was wrapping my bars at my friend's house one day when suddenly his mother busted in upset at both of us. I was dismissed midway of finishing without a grip or tape. Rode around for months with one grip. I got used to it and recently thought to bring it back.
Generally I use one grip on the drive side with a single control. I switched it around this time because the kid who rode with the bar parked it against something that caused scratches. The tape conceals them.