I own an Aegis Aro Svelte. It's beautiful, hand built, carbon frame and fork, all components are dura-ace or ultegra... Although the bike is 8 years old, and a 60cm frame, she comes in at just under 18 lbs.
The times are a-changin'. I would really like to do a few things- a) convert to a single speed, and b) paint entire bike. I now live in florida, which is very flat and just ride for pleasure, and there are too many little scuffs. I think she'd look great with a new paint job.
How much would I get from the cassette, brake levers, etc, that I wouldn't need and sell?
How much would it cost to convert to single speed?
Can you paint carbon fiber, just like a steel or aluminum bike?
...and lastly, how much would the finished product weigh? An educated estimate would be awesome.
Any help very much appreciated.