Hey guys.....I feel like I've found heaven since stumbling across this site on Friday night....yes, only a mere 3 days ago!!!
Right. I need some help. I'm hoping I came to the right place.
I ride a Spec Rockhopper...around 80miles a week commuting. I've decided to do myself a favour and keep the Spec for what it was created for.....and get myself a road bike for the day job.
Now...the problem is first and foremost...lack of real funds. Second, a wife that sees that I have a bike and doesn't really see the need for another!
Anyway....whilst whiling away the hours on Friday, I saw a YouTube clip of some guy converting an old Peugot into a single speed....WOW!
That's what I want....I want to ride a single speed to work...because a) it makes sense in terms of maintenance and b) they are extremely cool!
PROBLEM..... this is why I need help......
I spoke with a bloke this morning from a local cycle shop....he's told me to avoid any old bike like the plague...they are useless....they are worthless...they could be dangerous and most likely rusted to the hilt on the inside.....they were rubbish 30 years ago, why would I want one now?....blah, blah, blah....not what I wanted to hear.
So...my question is.....should I manage to pick up a nice old Raleigh or Peugot...or something of a similar ilk....spend a few quid "pimping" it up.....can I expect to get 80 miles a week out of it through the winter....or am I being naive?
Any help...advice (or Freebies
) would be greatly recieved!