Join Date: May 2005
Bikes: 2005 Trek 4500 Disc
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Re-building mid 90's Schwinn
I have one of my first bikes hangin out in the garage. A 17 inch Schwinn Frontier.
I have decided it would be fun to re-build this bike as a commuter bike.
It has a steel frame, and it is pretty sturdy (rigid of course) and a sweet hot-pink/orange kind of paint job. My questions are these:
1. It is from about 1994-5 i think. The whole thing is 1-inch tubing. I have figured out the headset thing just fine. Is the bottom bracket area going to be compatible with more modern bottom brackets?
2. Would road bike components fit this bike, it is an mtb design. Or would mountain bike components be better? I only ask, because the older frame may match a road bike's smaller sized components, and I may benefit from the higher gearing.
As for the rest, I have the wheels, tires, seatpost, seat, handle bars, stem, etc. all figured out.
I searched the forums for a related thread, but came up short.
If anyone has a link to a thread this was addresed in, please just link the thread, I will read.
And sure, I could just buy a bike to fit my needs, but what fun is that?
This is kind of a learning, fun project for me.