DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Originally Posted by septacycles
I've got most of the parts I would need... to convert it back to a touring bike. What kind of sale price would I be looking at for this bike setup as a touring bike. $250-$300? Would I need to set it up as a double or triple. I think the only issue is the guy I got it from switched out the bb spindle for a short one to make his chain line better for the single speed. Any suggestion for what drive train to put on it?
Best set up would be a triple crankset and barcons. The more it looks like a real touring bike, the more you will get. Put a double on it, and around here, you just lost the touring buyers (at that point, it becomes a $175 to $200 bike). Put some good pedals on it as well. Save those plastic pedals for a MTB flip.
Take some polishing compound to get rid of about half (or more) of the top tube scrapes (and the fork scrapes as well), a triple crankset, barcons, and all of a sudden, its a $350 bike.
Any of the decent Suntour long cage (GT) rear derailleurs would work well: Vx GT, ARX GT, BL GT, Cyclone II GT (Cyclone Gen 1 has too much value).
New Shimano UN26 bb can be bought on line for $10.
Last edited by wrk101; 01-09-12 at 02:15 PM.