Finally, it's done. I took the countrified Lotus out for a shakedown ride and was happy with the way it handled on pavement and off. Those big tires sure smooth out the ride.
It took much longer to complete this project than I had anticipated. I don't think I'll be doing another for quite a while.
I ended up swiping the brakes from my wife's bike. She can't ride due to a medical condition, so they won't be missed anytime soon.
I left the brake cables longer than necessary so that I can raise my stem a couple of inches if the need arises.