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    Senior Member Essthreetee's Avatar
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    Advice/Ideas requested

    Ok, so I am going to have a little money available to play with. While I am tempted to find another bike, I am thinking it would be better spent upgrading the ones I have.

    Commuter:

    '81 Bianchi Limited
    Mavic Aksium front wheel, White Industries rear w/Pastorbobinnh FW
    Specialized cranks
    105 dual pivot brakes
    VO Portuer handlebars
    RHM Brooks Pro saddle
    Really only thing this one could use is some pedals and a nicer RD.

    C&V Road:

    '84 Torpado Super Strada
    All original except for
    Soma Highway One handlebars
    Tektro Brake levers
    Campy dual pivot brakes
    Selle Italia Max Flite saddle
    This one I am happy with.

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    2001 LeMond Nevada City
    Original Sora Grupo (cranks, FD, RD, Brifters)
    105 dual pivot brakes
    On One Midge handlebars (love them)
    Koobi PRS Alpha Saddle
    Velocity Deep V rims
    This is the one I am wondering about....

    Would lighter rims be a good investment?
    Would a better level Grupo be better?
    Something else?
    Nothing?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Last edited by Essthreetee; 03-16-14 at 01:53 PM.
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    Focus on the Lemond, don't go whole hog, and sell off the take-offs. Spend the rest on your wife.

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    Focus on the Lemond, don't go whole hog, and sell off the take-offs. A nice Veloce triple group, would be cool, but you'd have to buy wheels.

    Fenders on your commuter.

    Spend the rest on your wife.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

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    Wheels and tires for the Lemond, then purchase an ultegra triple RD for the lemond (try to find an older 6500 series NOS), then move the sora RD to the commuter. Fenders for the commuter if it rains where you live. My $.02

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    I'm with CM, strip the Sora and move it to the commuter, upgrade to 105 or Ultegra.

    Then spend too much on tires for everything.

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    Senior Member Essthreetee's Avatar
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    Ok. So, concentrating on the LeMond was what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure if wheels or group would be a better focus.

    Wheels first? Ok...which ones? Suggestions? Ideas? Reasons?

    I already have have a big chunk set aside for wife and some things she wants done around the house.

    Tires...LeMonds are new. Torpado aren't very old. Commuter could use a new set.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

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