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I want to overhaul some butted, lugged Schwinn's. These will be a his and hers pair used for commuting, exercise and weekend trips.
I don't care about weight but I want some reliable, more or less modern components that are easy to operate and most importantly Low Friction. Still, I need to keep costs to a minimum
* I'd like Shimano 105 hubs only with solid (nutted) axles. No Quick Releases. What would meet my needs for a reasonable amount of money?
* I'd like a relatively lightweight triple crank setup and a low friction bottom bracket. What should I get? And what would be a cheap front derailer to go with it? (I personally don't see much benefit to expensive front derailers)
* I can get Tiagra brifters for a somewhat reasonable price off ebay. What is preventing a cheap Tourney derailer from working with these shifters, considering that the spacing is all in the shifters? Am I just simply better off getting a Deore derailer?