couple bike-e questions
i picked up a bike-e at the flea market today for pretty cheap. being an alt bike escapee (when no ones watching i break out and wander the rest of the forum), while i was looking at it and working out what needs fixing, i also started wondering how i could mod it, like cut the rear wheel framework and make it fit a larger wheel and maybe chage/modify the fork for at least a 20" wheel. has anyone ever experimented with one like that?
but while i was searching old threads i see they're no longer made, and there was a bit of lamentation over it. could it become, or maybe has it already become some kind of collectors type thing? it's not in the best shape so not much problem there as far as it being some pristine example, but it is compleat and i think it could be ridden easily enough once some repairs are made. mostly neglect, chain rusted, cables, ect.
i don't do any bike flipping so i'm not really looking for a sale value. at best i imagine using it to knock a few bucks off a trade for a better recumbent in the future if i really like riding it (i think i will. i ride semi recumbents mostly anyway). i just want more an opinion on weather i should just fix it and ride it as is, or if i can have my way with it with little or no regret. thanks.