As was posted elsewhere, this is my "new" bike. I want to make it into a touring/commuting bike.
It is my first rebuild, I say that loosely because I'm not sure how much rebuilding I was going to do.
I thought I would open it for suggestions on what I should do to the bike and use as a "group" build using your guys and gals ideas. I want fenders and a rack...suggestions. Should I stripe it down and paint it or powdercoat it? I don't think covering up the stickers or logos would affect the value of the bike, but not sure down the road.
I was told in C&V this was a low mid-level bike when new. So please feel free to make suggestions. Of course, as the financer of this I get the final word, unless you want to send me the parts you recommend
Some ideas I have is a Brooks saddle (pandering to the crowd), not sure of keeping the chrome forks (they do add a bling factor), keeping the pink water bottle cage for the Fred factor...NOT.