Hey, I recently purchased a late model Trek 800 for only $50 on craigslist. The bike looks brand new other than the busted rear hub and it almost looks like its hardly seen any riding time. I would like a hybrid and i was in the market for to spend $300 but now I am thinking about taking this bike and making it a hybrid. What i would like to do is add a mosso aluminum fork with a new headset and neck. Right now it has an older mountain bike wheel set with slick road tires. Is there a thinner size wheel I can use for better road use?
Alternatively I have considered flipping this bike for about $100 since I have it running and spending about $350 on a used hyrbid. Problem is there are not a lot of options on craigslist and I really dont want a walmart or target bike.
I really like the idea of building this bike into something for me but I wanted a few opinions or some of those classic "what i would do if I were you" answers.