I built this up especially for winter riding here in the Twin Cities.
The mid 90's Gary Fisher Tassajara is a rigid MTB. It is foolish
to ride a geared bike through the Minnesotan winter. So, I hashed
this bike together with a Singleator knock-off geared for climbing
short hills and descending w/out the bike getting ahead the the
Craigslist I picked up a Salsa Moto handlebar and a NiteRider Cyclops
for 20 bucks. I installed a Blackburn Expedition rack and some Mt.
Zefal fenders that I picked up at the yard sale for 3 bucks - new
in box. It is not the same yard sale that I found the original bike
for 50 bucks.
added some Bontrager H-4 26" x 1.5 hybrid tires. I added some LX
cranks and SPD pedals I had laying around. I order and installed
a new Bontrager seat post and topped it with a Bontrager Race Lux
saddle for comfort.
tuned out to be a great ride. The only thing I may need to change
are the tires, which is dependent on what kind of winter we will
have this year.....hopefully mild and hot!!!
"Sub Zero" Donovan
Louis Park, MN