I've had this Trek 8700 since it was new in 1991 or '92. It was a VERY nice bike for the time. The bike always fit very well and was comfortable. I road it hard and put a lot of miles on it, but I'm ashamed to admitt, I didn't take as good of care of it as I should have and ended up stripping the bike to just a frame. Most of the components are either gone or beyond practical usage. The frame has been taking up space in this state for about nine years now. The frame itself is in great shape and was never abused or involved in a severe crash.
I could buy a much nicer, new mtn bike for what it would cost to build this back into a multigeared bike. I neither want or need for a multigeared mtn bike, but I'm thinking maybe I could build it into a singlespeed round-towner on a realatively small budget......say $500 max. I still have the original fork and quill stem, but would like to swap to a threadless headset and fork with fender provisions if it's within budget.
What I have: frame, fork, stem & handlebars (both the orginal and threadless), rim brakes & brake levers.
What I will need: Crank and bb, wheelset, ss freehub or flipflop for fg, chain, chain tensioner.
Tell me what I'm missing, or if I shouldn't even bother with this frame.