Here's the skinny -
I have a bicycle that was given to me last year that I am looking to refurbish into a touring bicycle for a trek down the west coast. I've yet to expand my knowledge on bicycles, so bear with me if I make a few solid n00b gestures by asking what might seem like silly questions to the rest of you.
First, I need help identifying this bicycle:
Apologies for the substandard photographs, let me know if I should take a few more of specific components that would aid in differentiating between models. I've been able to deduce thus far that it's likely a late 60's model, and either a PA-10 or PX-10. Am I on the right track?
Next, as mentioned above I'm planning more bike journeys and eventually my first real long-haul. I know this may make the collectors out there cringe, but I'm not so concerned with preserving or restoring this model as I am making it a comfortable, reliable ride. I've found a this site:
...to have some nifty tips so far. I'm interested in hearing experiences with replacing old, worn components with more modern ones and how feasible this actually is.
So, lay it on me: what do I have on my hands here?