Old 07-03-20, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
From 1997 to 2015 my main commuter was a 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB. Then it became my snow bike and utility bike with studded snow tires in the winter. For the other seasons, three years ago I put supple 26x1.86 WTB-brand slicks on it and it transformed the bike into a super fun, fast, but heavy bike. Last fall I converted it to drop bars.
WOW! Looks good and sturdy!
I'm not sure I will use the bike in bad weather, but who knows?

Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
The one thing I would add to your list is gearing. When I bought the bike the gearing was not high enough for high-speed cruising. That was rectified by replacing the big chainring in front with the largest that would physically fit the frame (53).
This is very good advice, I will start using the bike as it is, then if speed will be an issue I will consider changing the fornt gear.
Right now I would like to keep the bike as original as possible and to keep restoring work at a minimum.

Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Good luck, have fun and let us know how it turns out!
For sure!
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