My wife just picked up a new Felt NZ85. I wanted to ride with her, so my dad offered me his 1980s Nishiki 4130. This is my first road bike.
I have several questions and was hoping I could find answers here.
(1) This bike has rarely been used, but nor has it been serviced much in 20+ years. Anything special I should do to it before putting on more miles? Obviously not looking to drop a lot of money on something so old. I've taken it around the block several times and it rides (to my novice legs) rather well.
(2) The tires say "28-630", "27 x 1-1/4", "C-678-2" and are made by Cheng Shin. They have Schrader valves. I'd like to pick up some spare tubes in case I get a flat farther from home. What tubes should I get? Anything special I need to know about changing out the tubes or inflating them?
(3) Currently it is set up with plank pedals. Are cranks (even back then) pretty standard so I could add modern clipless pedals?
(4) It only has mounting holes for one water bottle cage. Any advice on how to mount a second one? Lots of zip ties?
Any suggestions and advice is GREATLY appreciated!
I've attached a few photos and can certainly take more if helpful.