Thank you for your help with my question.
As far as your questions go, I have just recently purchased the bike and it came as seen in the picture. All of your concerns are also concerns of my own that I am also taking in to consideration. However, most of those things you mentioned I either am already working on replacing, or finding a better solution. The reason I did not ask any of the questions you mentioned, is because I know the answers to them, or know how to easily find the answers to them. I am planning on making this bike better than how I received it as far as safety is concerned. I am currently working on a list of all the things I am going to do to the bike, as well as a list of things to consider doing to the bike. This question was located in the "consider doing to the bike" section. I simply wanted to know how it was done so that I could figure out if it was something I wanted to do in the future. This specific aspect of the entire project is not a matter of me choosing to spend money on simply making it look "cool", this question was simply so that I could understand how it was done and then decide if it was something I eventually wanted to do to my bike or not. It is a new project with a long road ahead to get it the way I want it. I was already looking into most of the concerns you had on your list. Hopefully that can make you rest easy that I'm not just another kid out there looking to make their bike look cool on the side of the road without any concern for safety. I am trying to build a quality bike. However, like I said in the beginning, I am just new to this and had a simple question.