Hello. I am a newbie, the Biking Viking.
I would like to get a second road bike to store at my good friend's place in Santa Barbara (we live in Chicago, and travel to SB 3-4x per year to visit. Who wouldn't?)
Here in Chicago, I ride a 63cm Serotta Colorado. I am tall with very long legs, and this frame fits wonderfully. I love the steel construction, which seems more forgiving the carbon (I rode a Giant OCR (59cm-bad fit) for 4 years, getting ready to sell the frameset).
I am wondering if it makes sense to buy an 80's frame, like a Schwinn World Sport, and try to retrofit it with the 105 grupo and other components from my Giant OCR. I have some Ultegra wheels too.
Is this feasible? Or am I asking for a world of pain in attempting to do this? I am thinking compatibility is going to be an issue for the bottom bracket and perhaps the wheels.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.