Newbie here so don't flame me for my dumb questions. Recently bought an '86 Pinarello of the original owner and it is in excellent shape. All original campy Record components except for clincher rims (on the original campy hubs), what looks to be a newer selle saddle and the casette upgraded from 5 speeds to 7 speeds. He had it professionally repainted a few years ago from red to green. Feels brand new and looks almost new - i'm excited as a little kid who just unwrapped his dream gift. Lovely ride which was obviously owned by a careful owner. I'll try to post a link to some pics but don't know if it will work:
It is my first older road bike, my other one being a 2003 specialized allez triple so i have a few questions:
Down tube friction shifters. This will take some getting used to and if i want to change to modern/ergo/flying cockpit type shifters built into the brake levers - what are my choices? Specifically, which campy components will i need. Hoping to get used to the shifters after a few rides because the current shifters are correct to the bike and i don't really want to change the look of the bike
It came with Look Pedals while my other bike uses speedplays. Don't have another set of shoes yet so tried to install my speedplays on the campy cranks and surprise - the cranks use a different thread type than my speedplay pedals. Was going to buy a set of shoes to use the Looks but it would just be easier (and not much more) to buy another set of speedplays. Is it possible to get pedals with different threads to fit the cranks or am i SOL on that and need to stick with Look?
It sure has tall gearing compared to my other bike. Maybe it just felt that was because of the 20mph wind i was trying to ride into while figuring out how to use friction shifters.