About 6 years ago, as a way to reintroduce myself to cycling, I bought a 2003 Cannondale Comfort 600. Standard equipment included SRAM's Dual Drive which has a 9 speed cassette and a 3 speed internal geared hub. It has a Headshok for front suspension and a sheatpost shock.
During the past few summers I've swapped the original straight MTB bars for Northroads, lost the gel saddle for the Brooks B-15, added the rear rack and bags.
This summer the BB was ready for replacement and the front single chainring was worn, so I decided it was a time to do a little surgery. When I replaced the chainring, I lost the guard, and added a larger outside ring. Of course I then needed an FD and shifter. I used a Shimano FD mounted to a BB held arm, and a $4 friction thumb shifter from Nashbar.
Last week I mounted the fenders, new Michelin Country Rock tires, and the seatpost bottle cage for the headlight battery pack.
I thought you might like to see the latest results.