Converting an old MTB into a SS cruiser...?
I have a 1996 Gary Fisher Tassajara that I used to ride on the trails back in my teens. It's been sitting in my garage for the past several years as I have a newer/better bike that I ride on the trails nowadays.
Anyways, I'd like to get the old Fisher up and running again (two broken derailleurs) as a fun little neighborhood cruiser and though a SS might be just the ticket. I have no idea where to begin or what I need to do, but was hoping someone here could give me some pointers or point me to a link that could help me in this process.
I figure there is quite a bit I'd need to do in order to get her going which includes:
- new front fork (currently have a Manitou Mach 5 on the front and want rigid)
- new rear hub (flip flop or cassette?)
- chain tensioner (I assume I need one since the GF has vertical drop outs)
- brake levers
- new wheels / tires
Like I said earlier, I'm a complete noob when it comes to SS bikes so any help would be much appreciated... so please don't hesitate to (constructively) criticize my plan and or suggest alternative options which don't include buying another bike... my wife simply won't support a 4th bike.