Well, here's the story. I was given an old Trek 2500 Carbon (1987), full dura-ace getup (indexed downtubes, woo), with tubular rims. Much better than my old bike, which was way way too small for me (this one's a bit big, I've been sized for a 56-58, and 60 is better than 48 with extended everything). Anyway, I was planning to take this bike on a summer trip with a group through the canadian rockies, but they require clincher tires, of course, and they prefer newer bike setups, but they're cool with me using my old dura ace and downtubes.
Anyways, a couple dillemas I've been having:
1. Spend quite a bit on a new wheelset, LBS reccomended a decent mavic wheelset, around $200, but I'm not looking for anything excruciatingly light, as I've still got my tubulars for that. Any reccomendations, possibly being able to keep the price for wheelset and tires under $200? keep in mind I can build my own as well.
2. Keep it with a 7 speed indexed freewheel, or switch my shifters to friction, and go to an 8 or 9 speed casette? I'm thinking this would be a pretty good decision, sort of phasing out the parts that are harder to work on on my bike.
3. The front fork. It's kinda shady, and I've wanted to get a new fork for it for a while (it seems to do an extroardinary amount of flexing for an aluminum fork). However, the problem exists that it seems that nobody makes threaded forks anymore. I'm looking for carbon, preferrably, but I'll really take anything, it seems. LBS has quite a few older threaded forks, but none of them are long enough for my bike. Is there anywhere that sells threaded forks anymore? Is it even possible to switch it over to a threadless fork, or is that quite a bit of a hassle/money hole?
4. Leave the whole project, scrounge up some extra money somehow (this is yet to be decided how, though), and go pick up a Trek 1000, as that's about my maximum cash limit.
Anyway... yeah, so that's pretty much it. Any insight or opinions would be greatly appreciated.