Hello, this is my first post. Kind of new to all this, but very interested in learning.
I am starting college in the fall and since its only a 17.5 mile round trip. On fairly flat land. I decided to try commuting. Last week my brother gave me his old specialized mtb. A vintage 21 speed rockhopper with 26" wheels and cantilever brakes. Using this bike I did the 17.5 mile trip in about 2 hours. I'll admit I missed a few turns and got lost a few times, but it was a fun easy ride. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
Now, between buying a new bike or customizing the rockhopper I would rather build something. Plus if I'm going to be riding M-F for the next few years, I might as well get used to working on bicycles.
The only real changes I am planning are to the drivetrain. I'd like to go 1x7 with a 48t chainring and a 7 speed (13-14-15-17-19-21-23) cassette. Instead of the 3x7 thats on it now. This is where I am asking for your help. I found the parts I want. Which give me the gear ratio spread I'd like. Now I am just hoping these parts will work together. I believe my bb shell is 73mm. I can't measure it properly until tomorrow evening, when I pick up the tool to remove it at my LBS.
Sugino single speed 165mm Road 48t crankset
Shimano BB-UN54 73x110mm BB
Shimano 7-speed Cassette
Please let me know if I missed anything.
Thanks for the read.