I just received my 1st vintage bike. It is a 1982 Trek 720. Yes, the one with the caliper brake. As I am learning the bike. I have a few questions hoping someone can help. I'm sure I will have more later.
Here are what came with the bike:
Shimano Deore triple crank, Deore XT FD/RD
Shimano 600 brake & lever & downtube shifters
Shimano Deore DX hub M650 front and rear with Mavic MA40 rims and 700c tires
1. The rear spacing should be 130. I noticed the stays were pushed outward as the Deore hub is 135. Is the bad? Should I replace the rear wheel with 130 hub? What do you recommend?
2. The brakes worked ok but it's gray color which I don't care too much. I might want to change them to older Suntour Superbe or Dia Comp. Is this a good idea?
3. I also would like to change the drive system to Suntour Superbe or Cyclone OR to Shimano Ultegra with the 8 speed bar end shifter. Am I going the right direction?
4. Does anyone know what I can use for touchup to match the color (teak?)
Thanks a lot!