hello my names jeff and i havent really spent any time in the road section.
i just got this bike off my wifes dad, sadly her dad is now 85 years old and is no longer able to ride.
it is an ammoco monte carlo.
dont know much about it, the frame looks like its from the 70's and it has some low end shimano gears.
it needs a total strip down & a good clean.
i would really like to make something of this bike to honour my wifes dad, he has ridden for over 70 years and i hated taking the bike off him, but he will never ride again.
so i need some advice.
how can i or should i try to modernise this bike.
i'd really like to get at least a nine speed block on it.
and i'd like to get the brake / gear combo levers.
whatever i do, i want to ride it and make it functional for me.
all advice welcome.
i'm pretty sure there are 10 rolls of insulation tape on the handle bars.