I ride a Marin Hawk Hill Mtn bike, but have recently become very interested in getting a decent frame and building my own mtn bike. This would be a hobby and a learning experience. I can't even change the tires on my Marin now, so I would like to learn a lot more about bicycle mechanics. Some people might see this as a bit extreme, but I think it will be fun.
I am not very mechanically inclined, but I am a quick learner, however I tend to do well with step by step instructions. Is there a website somewhere that has instructions on building a bike STEP BY STEP. Like starting off with an empty frame. The first instruction would be step 1: install " " whatever component should go on the frame first. Then "once step 1 is installed, move on to step 2, which would be install this".
Am I making it too simple? Is is possible to build a bike this way? I do realize I'll have to invest in tools and a stand and I'm prepared to do that. I'm also in no rush to build this bike, like I said, it would be a hobby and eventually I hope I end up with a sweet product.
Thanks to all for any advice suggestions!