I just got my first road bike!!! A quick search didn't bring anything up, so I'd like to ask what i should do with this bike. It's a 10 speed, and from what i understand it was sort of the base model when it came out. I plan on using this bike as my daily commuter (up to 14 miles per day on suburban roads.) It would be nice if i could shed some weight off of the bike, but i'm on a budget. I was thinking lighter wheels, alu seat post, maybe cranks. The 10 speed works well enough, the parts look new and are by suntour. Bikes are a foreign language to me.
What part are available for this bike. I'm assuming a 1 inch seat post will fit any bike with a one inch seat tube.
I have not yet found a wheel that says. compatible with 5 speed. I have seen ones that are listed as compatible with 8,9,10 speed, or its not listed. How does this work, what should i be looking for?
I have a lever shifting as my shifter, and i'm happy with that. I would consider stepping up to a 7 or 8 speed cassette, but i do not know if i can use my same shifter, i know i would need a new rear derailleur. By doing this i could then easily find the parts i'm looking for. But witha cassette, reraileur and wheels
I'm looking at 201 before shipping which 5 times what i paid for the bike.
Will any set of cranks work
I'm considering these http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Cranks
I know 10 speed bikes haven't been around since the mid-late 80's, but at one point most road bikes where, and I'm sure someone produces parts for older bikes.