It says so on the sticker: my adventure dream bike is the 1998 Mountain Biking Magazine Bike of the Year! Two years ago, I spotted this tough little bike in Alameda’s community bike shop. It was love at first sight for that sparkley glitter saddle. What, you’ve never bought something because it was shiny?
But seriously. An 18 year old steel mountain bike is the perfect canvas to build into an off-road adventure vehicle. Here’s a problem/solution breakdown of how I upgraded my bike.
Problem 1:This awesome homemade frame bag leaves no space for water bottles.
Solution: Punch the bike full of holes and set it on fire (see below).
Problem 2:Aaah, these rim brakes! I can’t stop!
Solution: Replace the original fork with a disc fork and set the bike on fire again (see below).
Problem 3: Boy this bike is awesome. Can I ride it?