I'd like to start off by saying that I apologize if this has been hashed over on this site.
Today I purchased what I believe is an 82 or 83 Schwinn Voyageur SP. I normally ride a SS, but have been itching for a good touring bike (with gears) and this seemed to fit the bill. It's a one owner bike, and has been garaged for the last 25 or so years. It's actually a bit on the big side for me, but I test rode it and fell in love. I bought it for $150.
My question is, what all should I be looking at doing to get this thing back on the road? I had been planning on greasing hub bearings, bottom bracket, and headset; as well as degreasing the drive train. I figured I'd need to replace all the cables as well (not sure about housing since I read somewhere Schwinn used some weird housing size?). I also need to replace the tires (obviously) and want to lose the cheesy foam bar grips and retape.
As far as components go, I'm hoping to keep everything stock. I've never had a bike with down tube shifters, and I think they're cool (I just need to learn how to use them!).
Is there anything I've missed? I've not done a whole lot of work on bikes before, so most of this is going to be a learning experience. Is there any way to know what kind of tools I'll be needing? I have allen wrenches, pedal wrenches, torque wrenches, that kind of thing. But not really any type of bearing tools, freewheel tools, bottom bracket tools, etc. so I'll be needing those.
Thank you guys so much. I'm sure you get this kind of thing alot. I'm REALLY excited to get this bike up and running in top shape. I've just begun to get into SS touring, and really can't wait to get take this bike out.
I appreciate any help and info.