i want to go on a 1 month touring trip this summer. I can't afford to spend more than $400 for a bike.
I have a 10 speed Panasonic 500 which fits me well and is comfortable to ride.
Is it possible to upgrade this bike for touring? Possible do the following:
1. Get new wheels (how do i know if the new models will fit my bike).
right now mine are 32x630 27x1 1/4
2. Upgrade the drive train. Currently my gearing is 52/42 crankset.
if possible install a triple crankset or change some of the freewheels.
3. Change the brakes.
My main concern is how to make sure the new poarts i buy are compatible with my frame.