My daughter's Trek mountain bike was stolen two weeks ago and I'm looking at my stash of parts and stuff to build something for her. I have the Peugot Orient Express frame and fork that appears to be the best candidate. I'll need to buy at least one wheel if not a set. I would like to go with 700cX25 wheels and 700x32 or 700x35 tires with a 6 or 7 speed freewheel (I would need to buy a wheel set). I have most of the rest of the parts, but I will need to buy a seat post (I believe it's 26.6mm?) and a set of V brakes that would have enough adjustment in the pad placements to work for the 700c rims. The brakes are the sticking point, I need some suggestions on what will fit. OR, will I need to go to some sort of caliper brake?
The other (easier and cheaper) option would be to keep it a mountain bike as I would need to buy\build a rear wheel vs a wheel set. I would still need a set of breaks but they would be much easier to find as a standard set would suffice.
So what do you suggest for a set of long reach V brakes? We've gone looking at bikes and she likes the Hybrid style but a new one is all but impossible at the moment.