I have been reading these forums for a while now and have developed an interest for "commuting". I like the feeling of doing something useful with my bike, such as picking up groceries, or riding to places to eat. I have been mountain biking for about a year now with a specialized and really love just biking in general. I have decided to pick up commuting myself and I'm devising a plan to put together a low budget commuting bike with mostly used parts from online sites as well as the LBS. The bike i have in mind is more of a road bike with a little bit thicker tires and with a rear rack, fenders and so forth, but i have a few questions. Please for give me if these answers are somewhere obvious in the forum, as i have looked and didn't find exactly what i needed.
Also, I am leaning toward this frame- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...TODAY.m238.lVI
-Is it possible to put fenders on this frame?
-I want a little thicker tires than a road bikes so i was thinking maybe 30mm? I may be way off but i'm not sure, i'm very new to this.
-Is there specific rims i should be looking at for such tires? or will any rims work?
If this helps, I will just be riding on the road but the roads around here aren't exactly go-kart tracks. No trails for this bike.
Thanks in advance.