Please go easy on me as this is my first road bike for 25 years and I know almost nothing about them.It's a Paul Donohue made from Columbus SLX with a mixture of Campagnolo.
I'm going to strip the bike down for much needed new paintwork as it's very rough,would like to add a bit of chrome to forks and frame but was slightly shocked at the prices so it will have to be just paint.
The bike rides spot on as it is but it really is in need of some TLC.
I'd like to go from 8spd to at least 9 spd. Is it just a case of changing shifters,cassette and rear mech or have I entered the Twilight Zone of road biking where nothing is as it seems?
Would it be possible to fit a triple chainset up front,it's very hilly where I live and I go everywhere on my granny ring
The frame number is 3272096,does this mean it's a 1996 bike?
What size headset will fit and what size bottom bracket?
They're both very rough so will replace them when I strip it down.
I'll leave it there for now as that's enough stoopid questions for one night