Found this website after searching the net for info on my Dads hand me down bike. (Its my inheretance...I've just got it early
Its from the mid eighties, my Dad and Mum got one each all 531 tubing all ready to go touring. Its been well used and looked after but as he's 75 he cant get his leg over any more.......
Ive managed to source a stronglight 53 chain ring which is fitted and am currently bidding on a set of simplex shifters as Dad only had the one front chainring.
Ive changed the tyres for some cheap black road tyres, swapped brake cables, bought a suntour front derailleur, taken off pannier rack and mudguards, bought some new bar tape erm thats about it.
Going to hack about on it and do some charity rides next year with it.
Top Tips needed
Gum wall road tyres (not touring tyres)
6 speed at the back how can I change it to 7 or 8?
can anyone recommend some good cantilever brakes?
Its all budget driven so please no " simply buy a complete ultegra wheel and group set"
pics to follow!