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Old 10-04-11, 04:21 PM   #1
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Building a bicycle

Hello all, first-time poster here.
I have a Raleigh frame that I would really love to turn into a decent bicycle. It's basically naked except the handlebars and the crankshaft. Can I turn this into a decent commuter with $200US? Is it possible to mount a rim with any number of gears on the back or does it have to be a specific number? If I install a rim with gears, how difficult is it to install the gear shifter? And last but not least, what are the general parts that i'm going to need?
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Old 10-04-11, 04:29 PM   #2
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Hi there LW!

Do you live in a city that has a bicycle cooperative?

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Old 10-04-11, 04:34 PM   #3
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I live in Los Angeles so i'm pretty sure there is something like that.
Edit: After a bit of research I found quite a few co-ops in my area and they seem to offer the exact help that I need!

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