Building a Commuter?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    40

    Building a Commuter?

    So I have been commuting of and on for most of this year. I use the road bike. But want to build a commuter. I'm a fireman so bike storage ,a shower, and a locker at work means I have no need to carry anymore then a small backpack. I ride a Redline MC Flight which I have upgraded ALOT! I have the stock fork, wheels, a set of BB5's, a saddle , stem, and bars. All I need is a crankset and bb. Oh forgot to mention I picked up the Performance Access 29r frame a few weeks ago on sale.
    My commute is mostly flat/rolling. Just want to build a single speed what crank can I pick up on the cheap and where? And what would some of my fellow commuters reccomend for this ride?
    thanks
    Never Forget......343...Rest easy Lads You Dun Good!

  2. #2
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,451
    I built up a cyclocross bike for my current ride... I love the process of building your own bike.

    I basically made a really beefy road bike this time... and next time I plan to go with a 29er MTB and basically make a really lean mountain bike. I'm curious to see your build...sounds like it'll be really similar to my next project.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by thehook
    So I have been commuting of and on for most of this year. I use the road bike. But want to build a commuter. I'm a fireman so bike storage ,a shower, and a locker at work means I have no need to carry anymore then a small backpack. I ride a Redline MC Flight which I have upgraded ALOT! I have the stock fork, wheels, a set of BB5's, a saddle , stem, and bars. All I need is a crankset and bb. Oh forgot to mention I picked up the Performance Access 29r frame a few weeks ago on sale.
    My commute is mostly flat/rolling. Just want to build a single speed what crank can I pick up on the cheap and where? And what would some of my fellow commuters reccomend for this ride?
    thanks
    Sounds to me like you should upgrade your crank on the MC Flight and then move the stock MC crank over to your commuter. You could spend a bunch on a crank for your MC Flight then, if that is what you wanted to do. I like the look of the new shimano SLX stuff.

    Hope that helps.

  4. #4
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,223

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.