|Fun bike build question...||Mike Prince|
Dec 17, 2003 10:20 AM
|I'm preparing to equip a mid-80's Trek steel frame that I have become the new owner of. The completed bike will serve as my 2nd bike that I can take on the road with me, do an occasional club ride on, ride during the winter (with fenders).
My dilemma is this - originally I thought that it would be neat to put somewhat "period correct" components on the bike, probably Shimano 6, 7 or 8 speed indexing components. While this stuff is certainly out there, I'm not sure that I have the time or energy to surf ebay non-stop and fight for the stuff. So, that idea is probably out the window.
Having said that, any ideas on how to get some bang for the buck and end up with a decent build? I don't want to spend a fortune on the bike - I'd like to keep my component spend to under $600, lower if possible. My new thoughts are either a 105 or Veloce 9 speed group. If I had my way, I'd use either downtube or bar-end shifters, which makes the 105 a bit more appealing as the campy bar-ends are not inexpensive.
Dec 17, 2003 1:01 PM
|I would go with the shimano set-up, it can be done nicely and cheaply. See if you can locate a company that sells a cyclocross style 105 groupo and you should be good to go.
Take a look at the post below labeled 7-speed.