So this will (hopefully) be my new commuter...
I have recently decided that I will be best off building my Trek Antelope 850 up as a commuter, and using it as a winter bike when I get more funds to buy a more purpose built bike. I am looking to keep my investment minimal, but think this bike could be built up quite well. Its a 22" frame (i had trouble finding a suitable cheap used road bike for my size - 6'3") with Tange Cro Moly tubing and feels solid. I have an old RST 280 fork that drips what i can only describe as "what comes out of your bum after too much spicy food" when i invert the bike. So i need to replace. Can I buy a threadless headset and use a threadless 1" fork? So here is a picture of the bike:
(i have never posted a photo, so I apologize if i messed up - dont hit me!)
-Suntour components mostly XCM rear D, XCE FD, Xpress Accushift plus shifters and Diacompe XCE brakes.
It's a 21 speed with a bit of a rough feeling back wheel, but may just need the bearings cleaned. I have a few parts such as an X5 Sram RD and some nice bars I'd like to upgrade to if possible. Should I update the rear hub to a 9speed setup? Or is all this just a big waste of time? Thanks, Sorry for the length of this.