Hey all. My friends and I are slowly switching from cars to bikes, and its a switch I am liking. The '85 World Sport is slowly making its way to be a 5 speed commuter (little chainrings are silly), but I'd like something to do triathalons and some longer distance rides or races too.
I've been looking a lot at new bikes, but it seems like you cant really get a bike worth having for less than a grand, and I just cant justify that kind of cash right now, plus I like the "incognito-ness" of an older frame... that way if I HAD to leave it outside I wouldnt be too terribly worried about it. The rigidity of steel is nice too, as I am a big guy.
The problem I am having is picking a frame. I'd sorta like a chromoly one, but this is a budget minded project too, so if there wouldnt be any real difference between a chromoly and a Varsity frame then I'd for sure take the cheaper. Also, I am a bit partial to Schwinn, but I care more about the frame itself than the name painted on it. So, does anyone have any suggestions for a nicer older frame?
As far as the components go, its probably going to get mid grade Shimano stuff, but I'll cross that bridge once I have something to hang them on. Thanks guys!