okay, so i've been working on revamping this old frame that i found in the trash a few days ago....hate on it if you want, it was f-r-e-e....it's an old huffy sweetstyle (yeeaah purple and pink!). keep in mind, this bike weighed about 50-60 lbs when i found it, and i almost passed out trying to bring it home, threw away everything but the frame and fork which are in good condition and with everything stripped the frame still weighs about 9 lbs, 12 with the fork, it's steel, but my other bike weighs only 16lbs total.
the reasons i'm putting this much work in to what is quite possibly the sh*ttiest frame on the planet are:
1. I really need a beater, because i'm commuting on a $3,000 bike and i'm terrified on locking that thing outside even in broad daylight on a busy street
2. I'm very small (5'2") and small frames have proven hard to find unless i want to spend $260 on an IRO heidi (down the road i plan to, right now i simply don't have the cash)
3. I am brizzoke, and this frame was small -48cm- and free.
my plan is to sand and repaint the frame, and slowly build it with a combination of some cheap parts, and a few nice components...650c deep v's, pista bars, possibly a brooks saddle, messenger cranks, etc. and when the build is complete save up for the heidi, and transfer all of the nice parts to the nice frame and use this for commuting and riding home from the bar....but still
is it a waste of time to build up such a heavy frame? should i worry about the weight on the wheels? i only weigh 100lbs so i'm thinking about 200lb guys riding on the same wheels...is it going to be too heavy for comfort when its done? will this affect ride quality to the point where i might notice and not ever want to ride this bike? i know people may shun this whole post but its more situational than some dumb chick putting nice parts on a ****ty frame cuz its a cool thing to do