I am a bit of a lurker in these forums partly because that is how I am and also because this is a really fun place to lurk (I Have Learned So MUCH!!). But, now I really could use some advice on a major purchase(a new bike) and some planned upgrades. I have been looking for/researching a bike for a while now and I am very interested in the KHS Green http://www.khsbicycles.com/09_green_07.htm (although I have heard that there are some problems with availability). I am around 375lbs and plan the following upgrades from the start:
1. drop handlebars with appropriate brakes in 44cm to 46cm
2. rebuild of wheelset with existing 36H hubs and new Deep V rims and triple butted spokes (maybe in a cross 4 pattern)
3. Brooks B-67 or B-73 saddle or Sportourer saddle if I decide to cheap out
I plan to commute about 2-3 miles each way on the bike (all paved, all relatively flat) and do some fun/exercise MUP (also paved) rides with the bike and I would like to know if anyone thinks that the bikes and/or the upgrades are a good idea for what I would need in a bike. I am especially nervous about the 36H wheelset, even though I have heard very good things about the strength and durability of Deep V's for clydes. Thanks in advance for any and all advice. Take care out there and Happy New Year everyone!