Re: New guy from Illinois
Howdy & welcome!!
There's ways to do a great bike on a budget if you're willing to get your hands dirty. I've got about $450 total in my bike and it has served me well! Take a look at my album for some pictures. Sure, there's some things that I would have done differently, but I found this forum after the initial build. The 'improvements' will be incorporated into build #2 ---- however, this one is suiting me just fine so far!!
Good luck on your build!
You're never lost until you run outa gas.