I've been lurking on the forums for a while, browsing through the various sub-forums. I've been thinking about building up a dedicated commuter bike (fenders, rack, etc), and have been toying with the idea of using my old Peugot MTB frame as a starting point.
This was a Peugot moutain bike, CroMo frame, "Made in Canada" if you believe the sticker. I got this bike back in the early 90's from a naval base exchange while I was in high school. I basically rode it into the ground through high school and college. I didn't know much of anything about bike maintenance or upkeep at that point, so pretty much all the components were shot. I tore it down to the frame a couple years ago, thinking I would rebuild it, but that project got sidetracked.
The (tentative) plan:
Pretty much a ground up build. The original components have either been trashed a long time ago, or are ready for the trash can right now. So, I can pretty much go in any direction I choose for parts to put on it. The fork was a threaded one, but over the years of riding it the top nut(s) had worked loose and those threads got trashed. So I've found the Salsa CroMoto fork, which is pretty close to the original size(axle to crown). I'll convert it to threadless using the Salsa fork, and I'm thinking about putting drops on it (~10 mile commute, each way). Aside from that, it'll be kinda pick and choose whatever I can find that will work. This is a somewhat budget build, but I can indulge on a few items. Obviously, I'm going to clean up the frame & paint it, hopefully with the most obnoxious color I can find.
So, pretty much what I looking for are opinions about whether I should use this to build up my commuter or toss it and find something else. It does have a bit of sentimental value, being my first "real" bike and all, as well as having a geometry that works pretty well for me.
So, fire away folks!
Also, if I made a faux pas by posting this in the wrong area, please move to the appropriate place.