Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
No real town here but a speedy light commuter would be nice. Something that might be fun to ride on concrete.
Ok some questions. Where can I find a 1" steerer rigid fork that would be used for a commuter and likely, for fun, some light trail work. I don't want to dump a lot of money into it (good guess) but I would love to ditch the fork for a rigid and will have to replace the bb or even the whole bb/crank assembly. (its an old square taper)
SS might be the only option but I would like to try to keep gears. I am not in the best shape in the world and as a commuter in a town like this, I would end up walking up lots of hills.
bb/crank assembly, should I just change the bb or replace the whole thing with isis
Thanks guys. I don't know much about this side of the bike world. Trying to make an interesting build to play around on.
You might have difficulty finding a suspension adjusted rigid fork with a 1" steerer - most of the ones I found when I looked were 1 1/8". I did find one at http://www.viciouscycles.com/ to replace a 50mm travel fork but it's pricy.
im almost certain i have an old steel hardrock rigid fork with a 1" steerer laying around. as for a rear wheel, the difference in spacing is 130mm vs 135, and being that its a steel frame, a little bit of heat would allow you to safely bend the stays out 2.5mm on each side for the correct 8/9 speed spacing. or, you can find nos 7 speed stuff on ebay for dirt cheap (ive seen sram 5.0 derailleurs for 7 speed going for like 5-10 bucks, ditto shifters). as for a bb, take it to any shop and they should be able to measure it for it so you can get the spacing.