story behind my road bike was that it was once my uncle's. he was going to donate it to some relatives in the Philippines but i told him that i wanted to buy it from him, and so i did. there was no way that the road bike was going to survive over there with harsh road conditions and i thought it i'd learn about road bikes and lock in some exercising time. lol
here it is, my KHS Turbo John Howard 1980's road bike.
then (about a year ago when i got it):
now (after adjusting some stuff the way they're supposed to be):
mainly joined here to seek answers for my questions about road bikes rather than googling all the time. taught myself a good amount from ehow videos and youtube but that can only go so far (along with googling).
next stuff i want to do is to replace my brake and shifter cables (i can only imagine how old they are. and brakes aren't too responsive due to brake cable age), get my wheels trued a bit, and somehow get the rear derailer to shift to the last gear (since i replaced my wheels).
about the rear derailer not shifting to the last gear (even after adjusting it), my triathlon friend told me the derailer was made for a 6-speed, and not a 7-speed. is that true? o_O if so, then i guess i have to replace the rear derailer.
after that, everything on the bike should be dandy hopefully. =P