Hello bikeforum.net friends!
I have been absent for a while dealing with graduation, moving, enrollment(here I come Bachelors ), surgery to remove a recurrent cyst from my perineum and helping care for a loved one with cancer. I missed you all, even if you didn't notice my absence.
I am mostly healed up and getting back on the road. While I was unable to ride I have been dreaming big dreams of a nice steel frame touring bike for me. After several failed attempts to buy something off ebay (grrrrr) I had some luck. Saturday I came across a Trek 620 for sale. I went and looked at it and its in very nice shape so I bought it. I will post pictures tomorrow. It was listed as a 85' but some investigation today after I got it home tells me its an 84' which i am fine with. Happy with the purchase. I have come across something though that I need some help and advice on.
It has 27" wheels and canti brakes, I am 295 lbs and will be dropping weight once back riding. I want to replace the wheels. The question is, if I have to stay with 27" wheels due to break clearance issues preventing a 700 conversion then, what is the strongest 27" rims I can get? Also any recommendations on who I should have build them?
I will have tons more questions but for now I want to start with this. Thanks for any help.