Lot of smart people in here, thought I ask your opinions...
I have this bike that I've been riding for the past year, do any where from 5-15 miles a day, but... Pretty much the whole drive train is worn out or bent. The spindle has some pretty bad wear from the bearings, the spider or crank is bent, the axle in the rear wheel is slightly bent, and thanks to a crash last week, both front and back wheels are not even close to true anymore. But hey, I'm a big guy, so what can I expect.
I wanted to buy a new wheel set, a flip/flop in the rear with a fix and free, but then adding a new BB, crank set, chain, sprockets, tires, tubes, and I guess making a drop bracket for the calipers (27" -> 700), crap, thats a lot of money I'd spend on this bike I got for free.
Should I scrounge around for used parts on CL and Ebay, or say screw it and buy something like a Raleigh rush hour (lookin real good right about now)?