Re: Many questions, wanna make a purchase!
Prodigit, you can do these on the cheap and still have a good bike but it more depends on the person doing it. You seem to be doing it right by researching things first and all it takes is a fair amount of mechanical aptitude which you seem to have covered also.
As for a front disc, you need a fork that has disc mounts and a front wheel/hub with disc mounts also. Both fork and wheel can be found cheap.
If you want a full suspension bike they can be hard to find on the cheap, theres a couple of GT LTS bikes like mine on ebay, one is a buy it now at $300 complete bike but its been there a while so he may take less if offered. Theres a better one that has a starting bid of $250 complete bike. The $300 one has a rear elastomer suspension instead of a shock, not quite as good as a shock. Theres a thread on the forum on compatable frames for these things in the mountain bike section, and a few build threads.
But a full suspension bike isnt that big of a deal on the street, just a good suspension fork, lower air pressure in the rear tire and a soft seat will be fine.
Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye, then its just fun!
Last edited by Wild Bill; 03-27-2013 at 02:20 PM.