Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern NJ
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Starting from scratch and need ideas.
So I have come across an old road bike, a fuji dynamic 12 and its just my size. The drive chain and brakes are shot and rusty so my plan is to strip it down and build a backup commuter bike. I have gotten it down to just the frame and even had it sandblasted down to bare metal to get rid of some paint chippind and surface rust. I want to make a fun project out of this but need some direction/input.
First, any fun color schemes or anything that someone has a good idea for. It could be a solid color or a crazy funky twist of colors.
Next im not sure whether I want to make it a 2 speed (front derailluer only) with surley cog abd shimano chain tenaioner for the simplicity as a backup or go the standard 10 speed shimano tiagra group. Mainly I was womdering others opinions on having only a single/2speed for commuting with the weight of a backpack, fenders for a 8 miles each way ride.
I already all the parts for either setup so its just a matter of would a 2 speed be sufficient.
Id also appreciate pics of anyone elses custom paintjobs or even just their overall old steel bike revamped for commuting. I NEED INSIRATION!