Old-Skool Peugeot road bike questions
Hey, newbie so be nice ;-)
I've just bought a 1987 Peugeot Triathlon road bike, and I have a heap of questions about it now I've had a few days to ride it!
The bike is well specified - Mavic alloy rims, Reynolds 501 alloy tubes and forks. The rest of the setup is Sachs friction derraleurs, Heliomatic rear hub.
I'd like to stick a Shimano gearset on it in future, but of course that requires a different hub. Are the Mavic rims worth keeping and stringing onto a Shimano hub or should I get a new wheel? The rims have a Mavic sticker that says "MA 700c".
Is it worth upgrading the gearset? I'd like eventually to put combined gear/ brake levers on but only if it's worth the hassle.
Should Reynolds 501 rust?! I thought the answer was no but It looks like there's a little bit of rust around the frame corners.
Has anyone tried using a bike like this for competition? I'm interested in doing a few triathlon events next year...