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    what to do with my new 1993 R600

    i just bought it for $280; it looks as if the mavic rims, seat, etc are all original... except for maybe the paddle shifters?


    should i update the groupset? if so, what should i get?

    what about the seat, rims and handlebars?

    i'd like to cut down on some of the weight, but also not spend unnecessary money. i am going to be riding 120-150 miles a week on it. simply a commuter for me.

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    Thanks for any and all help.


    also - was this a solid deal? the frame has no issues, only 3 small chips in the paint.
    Last edited by stevepwolf; 05-27-14 at 09:02 AM.

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    Doesn't look like it needs anything.

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    I wouldn't be doing much. Chain and cassette if needed. The Shimano 600/Ultegra components were top notch back then ... likely they'll still work ok now.

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    decent price assuming fit and everything works. Dont update anything (maybe the pedals and -kick stand). This looks like 8 speed, which means you'd have to swap almost everything to swap anything...on a 21 y.o. frame, it makes more sense to ride/keep this as a commuter and save for something more modern (the dropouts and seatstays have changed quite a bit since then)

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    Stem looks like it wants to come down a whole lot.

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    Just lower the bars (stem actually) and remove kickstand. Test out the saddle with some time first, and see if the wheels run true. Check the wear on the chain. New brake pads might help if the braking seems a little less than ideal.
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    Slam that stem! But other than that maybe new cables if they haven't been changed in a while. Maybe chain and cassette but if the bike didn't get much use that might not be necessary
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    Looks fine. Invest the money into a power meter.

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    Like everybody said maybe sit on it see where you want the bars and then bring it to the shop for inspection. Have the shop true the wheels if needed and change the cables if they are rusted out (may need to be shorter if you lower the stem) and probably get some new tires if they are old, dry and cracked. Get yourself a simple computer, mirror and bags for commuting and your all set.

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    i was planning on taking it to my local bike shop today to have it pulled apart and cleaned, true the wheels, etc. also remove the kickstand.

    i should have them drop the stem then too?

    any ideas on good but not crazy expensive pedals? maybe velcro toe straps? i wear the same shoes every day, so i wouldnt need to readjust them much.

    edit - are gatorskin tires necessary/worth it? what about brooks saddle?

    im used to riding ~3 miles each way to work, not ~15 (which i start doing next week)
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