i just signed up to this forum, so nice to meet you all. also, there's a dizzying amount of topics, so i don't know if i'm posting this under the right one.
earlier this year, i bought a beautiful '83 smoked chrome puch austro daimler frame, 531 reynolds sl tubing, drilled campy dropouts. i love it. i want to keep it simple and light as possible. i don't want a second front chain ring. i only want gears in the back. i would like only 5 gears with as large of a gear ratio as possible - meaning, one that'll take me up steep hills with ease, and a nice small one that i can power through flats so fast it'll make my eyes tear up.
i would also like to use a single, classic campy shifter on the downtube. like this one:
any suggestions? i'm all ears.