I primarily ride for exercise on city streets so I ride a hybrid. However, I would like to get an additional bike with more speed so I can take rides with friends on road bikes who can easily outpace me on my hybrid. No desire for racing so I don't need any high end or expensive bike but I do want something reliable that can keep pace with road bikes.
My neighbor has a road bike for sale which has a Volvo logo on it. It is a 7 speed with down tube shifters. I can get it cheap but I would want to make some changes such as replacing the down tube shifters with something I would feel more confortable with.
My question is...does anyone know who made the Volvo bike? Was it made for the Volvo car company and who made it for them? Is the frame worth upgrading with new shifter and brakes....maybe even new wheels.