I recently salvaged a 1995 (I think) Marin Bobcat trail which I'm planning on converting to single speed and running as a Winter hack. I currently have everything bar the headset stripped from the frame.
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I'm considering having the frame powder coated but am unsure as to whether it's worth it or not. The reason for my doubt is that the Bobcat was pretty much the base model. I would like to know if the same frame was used further up the line with better components or whether I'd be better off sourcing a higher end frame? I'd like to stick with steel though.
I also need a minimum of rear wheel, bottom bracket, brake levers and pads, single speed kit, chain and cables. Of course these are all thing I can swop onto another build if/ when one comes up.