Rear Wheel, shifter options for Polaris
I have a small stable of bikes with 126 mm rear ends that all have freewheels or Phil Wood double fixed rear hubs.
I have now a Giordana Polaris SLX that I want to complete. I will need a bar ( has Campagnolo headset),
and a rear wheel, and shifters.
I have an Athena rear derailleur, and an Athena crankset (53,42). The bike has braze-ons for the front derailleur, and a 130 mm rear triangle.
Question: I want to complete the drive train into the smoothest possible, what are the compatible options for the new hub and rear wheel to go with the rear derailleur and crankset I have, and can I consider a brake/shifter combo on the bar?
I understand that the freehub/cassette has some advantages over the hub/freewheel combo. In gearing I want to stay as tight as possible, with no jumps-seems many cassettes sacrifice the 16 tooth cog.
Any help would be appreciated, Barnaby