Looking for some guidance regarding fixing up an older Schwinn MTB. This bike is nothing special, but it has some sentimental value in my family. It was originally my Dad's and now I'd like to modernize it a bit and give it back to him...better than ever!
I have a mostly complete SRAM x.7/Shimano 9 speed MTB group. (shifters, derailleurs, cassette, chain, crank + BB).
Here's my "plan". I was hoping to get some input on whether or not some of this stuff will not work because I'd hate to spend the cash and find out the hard way!
1) Replace current stem/bars with a quill-to-threadless adapter, threadless 31.8 stem, new alloy 31.8 handlebar
2) Brakes -- Need help on this.
Can I use these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEKTRO-930AL...#ht_676wt_1119
We've got that style of brake on 2 other bikes and man, they haul the bike down quickly. Or must I stick to cantilever style brakes like this?
I'd probably get something better than the Tektros, but the above illustrate the general idea.
3) Replace wheels with something that has a Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub (to accept the 9 speed cassette). Looks like rear spacing is 135.
4) Crank -- Can I use my Shimano crank with BSA bottom bracket? Not sure if the BB threads are the same?
I think that pretty much covers it. Advice/input greatly appreciated.