Originally Posted by k7
Seems like you're going to a lot of trouble for just a little gain. Personally, I'd rather start with something worth putting money into - but, it's a free country and obviously, it's your time & money so have fun with your project! Keep us updated.
for this is more that i like the challenge of proving folks wrong... theres serious merit to some of the frames of department store bikes.... this frame started out as an MTB frame...../.geo was all wrong for mtb so i threw a set of 27" rims i had laying around on it and it worked great... i liked the ride better than my old 754, so i sold the 754 and used the money to get some better wheels and brakes.... this year i am getting the crankset and shifters and stuff... i only have about 250 into the whole thing, and 99% could be transferred to a new frame down the road... so if i do want to upgrade the frame, i can just strip it and get a frame and build off the stuff i already have...