Early this year, I bought a late '80s Schwinn Tempo for cheap. It is is good condition with all of the stock parts. I got it to use for a few triathlons over this year and next, for which if I was still "into" them, I'd get a tri bike.
Well, I'm still into triathlons, but I've also discovered the joys of commuting to work and have grown really fond of this bike.
The problem is that the rear wheel is out of round and I'm starting to think of getting a new one. At first I thought I'd just get an older freewheel-hub'ed wheel off of ebay, but I'm really scared of what I may end up with, sight unseen. Now, I'm seriously considering a 8/9 speed freehub wheel, but have some questions:
1) I'm fairly certain that I'll need a new chain, but what about the front sprokets? I currently have the biopace variety.
2) Will my 6-speed rear der & DT shifters (in friction mode) work? I believe it will work, but I may not get all gears w/o a rd/shifter upgrade.
3) When going from 126mm to 130mm, is the frame actually bent, or is the wheel just "stuffed" in there?
4) I'd like to also, sometime later, go with a STI brake lever/shifter. Anything else I should be considering?