'75 Raleigh GS * '78 Bertin C-35 * '82 Trek 614 * '95 Mercian * '98 Fisher HKEK * Y2K Rivendell * '02 Heron Tour
A c&v troll. The varsity really tips it off. ,
"What are some of the nicer bikes I should look into except I don't want to be told they are better than my possibly biggest bike boom clunker bike."
Lol. Move along, move along.
Maybe I'm reading this all wrong (I'm not assuming the OP is a troll), but I don't see the cause for piling on the OP. He wrote a very detailed post; it's his thread. I think if one doesn't want to respond with what the OP was asking for then one should move on and not respond at all.
Brandosees, where are you located? My local vintage shop has all sorts of restored vintage bikes for in your budget. Any bike with a 3-piece crankset and all aluminum alloy components (no steel) is going to be a lot lighter than a Varsity and that usually translates to a more enjoyable ride.
100 miles a week on a Varsity? Good on ya, Brandosees.
You guys, the answer to the OPs question is "Get some aluminum wheels for your Varsity and you're done," obviously.
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport ● 1983 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot PH10LE ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1985 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●
That's enough out of you, legs. Shut up and pedal.
To the OP- Sorry you didn't get an answer that you needed. The C&V forum can be brutal. I would recommend you try your luck in the road forum, they would definitely be able to help you there. Good luck.
I resemble that remark.You old goats are entertaining, at least.
Thanks for being predictable.
Hoozie callin' an old goat?
I'm still interested in hearing from everyone on their recommendations? I'm partial to old Raleigh's...but always open to hearing the opinion of others...
Retired Combat Veteran
A start.I'm still interested in hearing from everyone on their recommendations? I'm partial to old Raleigh's...but always open to hearing the opinion of others...
I'm an angry angst ridden anarcho-punk socialist you should just generally disregard my posts--Germany_chris
1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.
after randy's warranted response to the surly op ("I don't need to be told that the bike I have is not worth putting the work into"), i threw him an olive branch that went completely unrecognized before his next temper tantrum.
phil gretz: he was pretty sure no one could teach him anything and was out to prove it.
vonnegut: so it goes.