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    Tune-up on Pansonic DX-2000

    I have what I believe to be an '83 DX-2000 touring bicycle. My Dad got it while going to OSU. I used it as my main source of transportation now that I a in college.

    Serial number (on head tube): 3D16235

    Dia-Compe brake set and levers
    Tourney bottom bracket
    Shimano 600 derailleurs and thumb shifters.

    I replaced the worn cotton bar tape with Bontrager cork rubber grip tape. The brake hoods are Dia-Compe rubber hoods bought online from Velo-Orange.

    Anyway, I have slowly been making repairs to get it back to it's original shape, and would like to replace some minor parts.

    I know the brake cables are unwinding at the ends. I would like to replace them. Does a specific brand matter?

    I use this as my commuter bike, so I would like to also add fenders for riding in the rain when need-be. Suggestions? I am considering a set of 37mm polished aluminum fenders from Velo-Orange. Just need to measure first to make sure they'll fit.

    Also considering a bike computer. Suggestions?

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    Sounds like you know what you have/ want to do. As far as cables and housing, all user preference. If you've never done a brake job or don't have the tools for it, LBS is the way to go. I can't offer any insight to fenders...

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    I've used the Planet Bike Hardcore fenders quite a bit and think they're great. Easy install, quiet, good strong stainless hardware.

    Good for you taking care of Dad's old bike. That's a practical bike that will basically last forever, given proper care. Don't neglect the bearings!

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    Thanks for the input guys!

    These are the fenders I was looking at online.

    I just went to the LBS in Fort Wayne, IN. I was looking at the Planet Bike fenders you pointed out, Duo Ruote. They looked like good quality, but I'd like it to match the bike (gray frame and chrome fork). These below cost a bit more too, but I think that's partly just this company.

    VO Smooth 37mm Fenders 700c

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    I've used the VO fluted fenders. They're nice but much more finicky to install. Also and little pebbles etc that you pick up make much more noise. They do look good though.

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    i merely ask for generic "road" (not mtn bike) cables from my local shop.

    and unfortunately, my bikes are way too nice to ride in the rain, fenders or not. it would be fun, though, if i had a rain beater and a place to keep it so its filth was kept out of sight.

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    Found a great bike shop near my current residence. It was a good find after the other one I went to last week. This new one is called Summit City Bicycles and Fitness. I got a new Bontrager saddle on clearance as well as a pair of brake cables and some tools for the bike.

    On my way out I saw a new Trek or Schwinn (I forget which) touring bike with a similar paint job to mine. Black fenders looked pretty nice on it. I'll wait a couple weeks 'and get the fenders when I have the extra cash.

    Here's the bike today.

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    I was going to highly recommend the velo-orange cables but I guess you already got some. That's really cool you have a legacy bike, good job getting it back on the road!
    Current: '83 Bianchi Special
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    Thank you! I really enjoy riding (and working on) it.

    I decided I didn't need a new housing and just paid $3.50 for each cable locally instead.

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    lined housing is dirt cheap and well worth it. for a whole bike with non-aero brakes and friction shifting, just use all the same brake housing at a total cost of 8 bucks ($1/ft plus $1 shipping) on ebay in most primary colors.

    because shipping is expensive on heavy stuff, i bought all my tools locally, including my park cable cutters that work great.

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