Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Originally Posted by yojo056
Well its more of the fact that the bike is free... and therefore I don't mind spending a little money on this frame if I can turn it into a decent commuter.
So the 700c's with work. PERFECT! :-)
As far as the bottom bracket, i was simply hoping to convert it to a european style 3 piece instead of hassling with trying to refurbish something that isn't necessarily in good condition.
The wheels and tire set I was looking at came with a 3 speed shimano nexus hub which seems to be fairly decent.
Free or not, modernization this bike is going to cost as much or more than buying a much better, newer bike used from Craigslist, etc. As noted, it wasn't a high quality bike when brand new and 40 years haven't improved it any.
BTW, the wheel/tire size on it currently you give can't be right as S6 and K2 are not the same (as Bill and TallRider have stated) and neither is 700c so why do you think 700c will fit and match the brakes?
On top of all of the above, is the bike the right size for you? If not, go no further with anything.