I've started amassing the parts to build yet another MB. Once you get the itch, nothing else seems to matter as much. It's not as if I really need another MB, the one I've got now works fine and it has been all debugged. Maybe that's the problem, no more challenges, just get on and ride. Yawn. So far I've bought a cheap Chinese made mountain bike with all the features I want; light weight aluminum frame, 2 disc brakes, and full suspension. To bring it up to a roadworthy MB standard I will; 1. Replace both wheels. The front with a good quality wheel from my local bike shop and the stout high quality rear wheel I ordered today from GEBE when I ordered the engine less drive kit. The wheels include quality axles, hubs, spokes, bearings, and double wall alloy rims. That takes a lot of the worry out of riding at speed. 2. Disassemble all bearings on the bike, clean, and repack with high quality grease. The bearings I've seen on cheap bikes are dirty, have metal filings in them, are adjusted too tight or too loose, and are poorly packed with very poor grease. They will wear badly and could fail unless these deficiencies are corrected. I don't even want to think about a steering head bearing failure as I am riding in traffic. 3. I will retain the standard reflectors and add some white reflective strips around each front fork and red reflective strips around something vertical in the back. Battery powered head and tail lights will also be added. Being seen at night is key to staying alive to see another morning. 4. I will replace the seat with a fat cushy *** pillow. A comfortable me is a safer rider. The handle bar will get replaced with a higher rise and more pull back one for comfort and control. A mirror on the end of the left bar is an important safety feature to me. 5. A good tire on the front and a top of the line tire in the back, both with street tread 'cause that's where I ride. 6. When I begin reassembling the bike I will replace important fasteners with good SS nuts and bolts, many with lock washers, locktite, or nylon inserts to prevent things working loose with the vibrations a MB generates at speed. 7. I will use a keyed kill switch mounted in plain sight. This ploy has kept the neighborhood kids from stealing my bikes, so far. I expect I will have pretty near $800.00 in this bike when I put it on the road. Maybe a grand if I buy a new engine and leave the old one on my present MB, a Staton friction drive-Robin 35 on a Schwinn Jag. That is about what a high quality bike with the features I want would cost before ordering a drive kit and engine. I should sell the MB I have now to help pay for the new one, or I could just keep it 'till I debug the new one. Want to buy a MB? Are there things you do when you convert a bicycle to a MB? I would like to hear about anything you do, or ideas you have that I may have skipped. I'm sure there are many things I'm missing.