I have been searching yard sales and thrift stores for the perfect bike (that I can afford). I now have a few $40 bikes and have learned a great deal from this forum on how to fix and maintain them. Thank you all very much.
I have a very nice Raleigh C-30 that fits me perfect and is in pretty decent shape. I just don't like the 15 speed Shimano SIS grip shift system. I also have a Fuji sandblaster that has a nice Shimano 100GS 21 speed thumb-shift system that I love. I would like to put the 100GS on the Raleigh.The Fuji has 26" wheels and the raleigh has 700C wheels. I brought both bikes to my local bike shop, and without looking at them he told me I was better off buying a new bike. His new bikes start at $329. I can afford to spend around $100 to upgrade the Raleigh. Can anyone give me some advice?