DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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While I love Suntour components, I really don't care for Suntour indexing. First, it is obsolete. So parts like replacement freewheels, you are talking high $$ NOS, or trying to cob something together. Secondly, the various groups don't get along very well.
So that leaves you Shimano. Levers, rear derailleur, and freewheel, and you are indexing (rear). You will also need a clamp on lever adapter, guy on ebay sells them.
At some point, you are really $$ ahead if you want indexing to just move ahead with a late 1980s bike instead. There are all kinds of good ones out there.
I've had a couple Royales and a Royale II.
+1 If anything, that bike is going to be too small for you. I assume you will be riding with shoes on, and bicycles are all about bicycle inseam (Google it for details).
Last edited by wrk101; 06-27-12 at 05:19 AM.