Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Bikes: 1968 Falcon San Remo 1973 Raleigh International, 1974 Schwinn Suburban, 1987 Schwinn High Sierra, 1992 Univega Ultraleggera, 2007 Dahon Vitesse DH7G
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Schwinn Varsity upgrades would liek expert input.
Ok, I got myself a Schwinn- My regular every day bike is a folder, but I wanted a big frame steel bike to ride for longer distances and just because I wanted one. This bike already has aluminum whels, so that is out of the way. Howver, I want to make some changes.
Here are my questions;
1. How hard is it to put a mustache bar and bar end shifters on? Is there a certain brand I should use? Can I use indexed shifters? Do you have recommendations? Do I need to switch all derailer gear, or can I use what I have?
2. Is it possible to replace the crankset with a different, perhaps lighter set? Any reccomedations?
The bike really is fantastic, and rides great as is, but the bars just do not fit.