I have a maximum 300$ cnd budget for a new bike (none of my size in used or they are really really busted to all hell if they are)
I also have a real nice bunch of bike coop around here derailleurs are cheap (tiagra for 5$ suntour superbe 3$ shimano XT for 10$ - brifters can be had for 30$ along the road - 700c used tires cross style are 5$ each) so im not that bad with used parts along the road this summer
so here is the bike , not that light but hey
what do you think about converting that bike ?? oh btw braze on would be easy to do for a set of canti ,I already have the brakes.
(im just getting in the sports and my mtb sunk all my money last year (trying to sell my newish car to get a better bike carrier machine)