Turning an old MTB into a road bike for not much money
So, I have this old framePosted 2 years ago
I’ve had my acl rebuilt 6 months ago and have been riding my zaskar about the place but was thinking of rebuilding this one into an actual bike. It’s ancient and I have no idea if it’s even possible. It’s got a quill stem, it’s a 1” one I think, the bottom bracket is a square thing and Im not sure of the size. So, suggestions on how to rebuild it for as cheap as possible please 😀taxi25Member
You won’t get 700c wheels in there so your stuck with 26″ers. Nothing wrong with that they roll well enough with slicks. Unless I had a good parts bin or mates with stuff I could scrounge, I’m not sure I’d bother. Even getting stuff on here or ebay its amazing how the cost adds up. There’s perfectly usable s/h road bikes out there sub £100.Posted 2 years agomike399Subscriber
As above ?. Unless you have most of the parts already, id suggest looking on ebay for a cheap complete 700c road bike. Once you factor in all the odds and ends like grips, cables, tyres/tubes it really wouldn’t be worth the hastle in my opinion…Posted 2 years ago
But that just me. Best of luck if you do decide to get it up and running.TheBrickMember
You can fit 700cc in there easy. It will be the brakes where you need to get creative. Mavic used to do a canti boss converter, but easier will probably be somecdual pivots. Might need long drop dual pivots. Bar wise you are best off with some narrow flats and bar ends. Add aero bars if you need some more aeroness.Posted 2 years agoMalvern RiderMember
Cheaper to buy a used hybrid or road bike imo.
I repurposed a vgc M-Trax MTB for road use (no drops as yet) and even with the whole bike to begin with I spent another 200+ just to put some lighter wheels, tyres and winter kit on it. Really happy with the result, don’t get me wrong – but starting from a frame and forks is never going to be as cheap as you’d think.Posted 2 years ago
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