Forgive me if this bike is not classic yet. I'm a newbie so I don't know all the proper terms for all the bike components either.
I'm looking for info on the bike Ibought used yesterday.
If this is the wrong forum, please direct me to the correct one.
I would like to know more about this bike and the quality of the components on it. Such as what year is it from? Is this a decent bike for a commuter or should I leave it as at mountain bike and fix up my 20+ year old road bike?
I'm a beginner and would like to use this bike for commuting to work on "nice" days. It's less that 2 km (1.5 miles) downhill in the morning and uphill in the afternoon. The Original owner says it weighs 14kg (31lbs) with all the accessories shown. Is that good?
Last night I spent some time documenting all the parts that I could find. Here is the list. Are these low/med/high end components?
Here is the list:
Frame: AlumiTech 6000 Aluminum Presurised Adhesive (APA)
Front Brakes: Shimano Deore LX
Front Hub: Shimano Deore LX hb-m550
Front Tire: Ritchey MegaBite 2.0
Front Wheel: Araya 26x1.50 HE VP-20 (Japan)
Handlebars: Sakae MT
Shifters: Shimano Deore LX STI
Forks = Crome moly
Seat: Avocet mountain M30 Spenco gel
Seat Clamp: Sakae (SR)
Seat post: 26 8 Japan SR F-89
Pedals: Shimano Deore LX
Light: Halogen Cateye
Back Brakes: Shimano Deore LX
Rear hub: Shimano Deore LX SH-M550
Rear Wheel: Araya 26x1.5 HE VP-20
Rear derailleur cable: Shimano SIS 5P (or is it SP?)
Crank: Shimano Deore LX (VIA 175)
Crank Gear Shimano SG C-46, C-36, C-24 (For narrow chain only)
Crank derailleur: Shimano Deore LX