Been experimenting with this old girl..... Came originally with an FM but I never got it working properly in all four gears. So I try a five speed RD.
Trying 27" wheels here. They are a nice pair of late 50s Milremo alloys with tied & soldered spokes on wide flange Normandy hubs.
Being late 50s they suit in all ways, except mudguard clearances....
Remember this bike came with 26 x 1 1/4" rims originally, so 27" is at the limit. Guards will need some serious butchering, but possible I say: )
A dry weather touring bike has unwanted limitations, but it's much fun to ride as seen!
Has Cinelli bars/stem here with Campag Athena aero levers, so not pretending to be period, just a usable machine with brakes that work as well as possible.
Retromods are the safe, enjoyable way with vintage frames I say: )
They get used & better enjoyed that way.
See what I mean about clearances? (Even less at the front!)
The rear brake pad needs raising a little here.
Nice to experiment though: )