I have an old 10-speed (circa 1973 vintage) that has been hanging in my parents' garage for years. It was a perfect size for me, comfortable, fit my frame just right, etc., and I really would like to put it on the road. I know that to replace enough components to bring it up to today's standards would cost too much to be worth it, but I'm not exactly the Road Runner, and a 10-speed on the roads that I ride would be just fine.
As far as I can tell, the major parts (gears, etc) are in decent shape, but I'm sure I would have to replace cables, brake pads, maybe chain, maybe wheels, etc.
I'm very handy, and I have a friend who used to work in a bike shop and could help me with the adjustments, so I'd like this to be a do-it-yourself project.
So, is this do-able? And can someone give me advice on how to go about it?
Thanks very much for any advice!