i have two projects for the summer. one is to buld a ss/fixed mtb/urban assault bike (heh), and the other is a to build a beater conversion from a road frame, so i have options for bikes to use depending on the fall/winter weather and how i feel about abusing a bike in it.
a couple i've thought about are heavy-ass schwinn suburbans...and i hate the idea of using one, but i realize a better one will cost more and defeat the purpose of building a beater. still working that out in my mind.
but i kind of wondered how others felt about beaters and what sort of beaters people are rocking. i know there's been a "post your crappy conversion" thread, but let's just talk beaters in general. how crappy do you all go?
edit: this thread will either rule or, possibly, drool.