ok, so i bought the bike, and it works and is rideable, but am going to rebuild it for my girlfriend to have a commuter (and so i can build a bike on the cheap!). ....basically, what type of crankset to replace the altus cranks (and bb??) , i am going to put on a 9 spd rear, so what kind of wheel/hub/cog am i going to need, and which is the best 1" threaded headset for the price. ....i want to put in less than 225 for the build and i could use a whole lot of guidance here as this is my first bike build ever!!. ....i will post pics tomorrow of the bike as i got it, and will update as i go. i am so damn excited!!!!