I just finished putting together my first SS, a Salvation Army special that has all of $35 invested in it. $25 for the bike and $10 for bar tape.
Anyway, does anyone see any major flaws in what I have put together? Everything seems to work well, and the bike rides nice.
The gearing is 42/17 and could be switched to 42/14 by moving the chain to the smaller sprocket I kept as a spacer. I just reused the freewheel and sprocket (rear cog) off the old cassette as well as the smaller of the two chainrings.
The wheels and tires seem to be decent. Wheels are straight and the tires are almost new and seem to hold air fine.
I plan on riding it on a short commute over the winter, but then maybe a new paint job in the spring.
Also, since it was a SA special, I have no idea what brand of frame it is...any ideas?