sorry, i know how much geartalk there is in this forum, but i have (what i think is) a unique situation.
I'm swapping out a gunnar frame and fork (700c) for a Rivendell Atlantis (26").
Here's what I have:
Shimano 600 hub & wheelset with 8spd cassette on the rear.
600 brake levers
ultegra barend shifters
ultegra double crankset
600 front and rear derailleur
600 dual-pivot brakes
I know I need to at least rebuild the wheels to 26" hubs to fit the atlantis, and i definitely need mountain cranks instead of the double road cranks. That said...
What would you keep and transfer to the atlantis?
What would you replace, and what would the replacement be?
I'm leaning toward keeping and using the levers, hubs. Replacing derailleurs with mountain ones (which would you recommend) and replacing the crank with a triple mountain crank. What brakes should I get?