My Panasonic DX-2000 has a nice shimano 105/700c wolber alpine rim with up front an old 20mm racing tire.
Back wheel is a recent replacement 27" 6 speed. 126mm hub.
I recently removed the pipe-clamped bottle cage since I carry a messenger bag most places.
I'm sure I could ride pretty much whatever on a supported century like I'm planning on attempting, but I feel strong after a year and a half of serious commuting, and I'd like to test myself against the other riders out there.
I'm not really interested in spending much more than $200 on this $40 bike, but spd pedals and shoes will run close to that alone.
Any help in prioritizing?