MTB to hybrid conversion
Sorry for my ignorance on these matters but hopefully someone will be able to help me out.
Essentially I had my bike stolen and now left bike-less and little money for replacement. However I remembered my teenage mountain bike I had back at my parents (Shogun trail breaker –relatively light frame considering). Unfortunately it’s not in great condition in terms of wheels and gears, so I am hoping to do it up and turn it into a hybrid for commuting (16mile round trip). I was also hoping partly for ease and partly to try it out while I save for a new bike to convert it into a fixie however I will have to make do with single speed as the frame have vertical dropouts. Anyway to my questions.
Needs new wheels- have 26”-2 wheels. When I go to web sites to look at wheels they never seem to give any size information its either mtb or racer. I assume I need to go for mtb to give me a 26” wheel but is it possible to get narrow 26” wheels or are the widths pretty standard and it’s the tyre I should be looking at to give me a better road use.
Buy the time I spend money on wheels, brake leavers and single speed conversion kit, few tools should I just be bike-less for a little longer and put this money towards something better.
Any advice in any of this would be much appreciated.