cheap Commuter/Cross/Campus cruiser bike build
Hey bike forums. I'm building myself a bike out of used bike shop parts. Today I got my frame, a 10 speed 62 cm Schwinn traveler. It was red, but has faded to orange with age. It's actually pretty cool looking. Also, it has large flange hubs, which kinda look sweet Here's what I'm kinda thinking doing.
-Replace cracked tires with either Panaracer Pasela Road Tire 27 Inch, or Kenda K161 KrossCyclo Tire.
-I'm kinda thinking about getting new 27" rims as the old Schwinn came with steel ones (this would likely mean the loss of the hubs)
-replace grip tape (put some padding underneath as well)
-newish handlebars in the 56cm size class (they are 43cm and feel a bit narrow)
-switch out old stem style with newer clamp on stem to make for more adjust-ability
-switch out straight seat post with a more swept back one to give me a little more reach (free)
-replace brakes with tektro RX6 and the tektro levers designed for them
-maybe put quick release skewers in front and back (free)
any recommendations on what will give me the most riding enjoyment/performance benefits for my buck?
I'll try to post picks soon