upgrading my sister's bike
my Sis has my old Cannondale roadie, it's the 3.0 frame, a real antique. I put huge cowhorn handlebars on it; she likes an upright riding position. We're planning on doing 40-50 mile days next year; so I need to make it a better ride. Gonna get her a new seat with ti rails. Just did a ebay thing and got a Derosa Planet fork for her; that means I also need to get her a 1" aheadset and a real short 1" stem.
But here comes the tricky part....I want to upgrade her shifting. Right now the bike has old Suntour components. You see some nice closeout prices this time of year, and that would make a nice Xmas present.
It looks like I'll need to get her a new rear wheel,cassette,rear der,front der, cranks, and shifters. 8 speed is fine. But there are, I imagine, a few details to pay attention to. One of them is that the bike was originally a double. It has a Sugino triple now, but I wonder if the Shimano cranks will alter the chain line. This is
something of a bargain project.
Here is some things I found at Jensen....
SR/SUNTOUR MD310 CRANKSET
170MM, 22/32/44, BK
SHIMANO OCTALINK M440
170MM, BK, 22/32/44, OE
FORMULA HUB WEINMAN 519
36H, BK, F&R, 8 OR 9 SP
SHIMANO DEORE REAR DER
LONG CAGE, OE
SHIMANO DEORE SHIFTER SET
9 SP, NO CABLES
I threw the Suntour crank in there as a wildcard. I used to like Suntour better than Shimano,way back when.Prob best just to go with Shimano front to back. Any thoughts? (Oh yeah, thanks)