Hi there! I am going through an identity crisis of sorts with my old, but classic and awesome riding bikes. In particular, I have a Chris Chance road bike that I've kept serviceable for 18 years now, but I'm still on the original rear wheel (campy vento), derailleurs (campy athena), shifters, as well as BB and headset. The issue is primarily that the rear wheel is dying and I am moving to Colorado where my current gear ration will kill me given my current state of conditioning. So, the question that I'd love some input on is, should I:
1) convert my beautiful Chris Chance into a killer commuter (fixed speed or single speed, maybe even some fenders and a rack), and buy a new road bike (looking at a Wilier La Triestina or Cannondale CAAD10); or
2) find a way to get new wheels and components onto my old frame and keep riding it as my roadie?
The LBS warns me that option 2 might be more expensive than option 1 and wont match the performance of a new road bike. And I have been pining a bit for a new, lighter ride. But before I commit full sail to option 1, I'd love to hear some other people's opinions, especially with regards to what the reality of completing option 2 might entail.