I am new to serious biking and also to the forums. I have two questions that I was wondering about.
1. does the "speed" of the bike refer to the total number of gears available or does it refer to the amount of rings on the cassette?
2. I recently purchased a 1989 Peugeot that would be either a 6-speed or a 12-speed depending on the answer to the first question as it has two rings on the crank and 6 rings on the cassette. Would it be possible to outfit my bike with brifters?