My new (old) Raleigh Alyeska
I recently picked up a like new Alyeska that was donated to the co-op I volunteer at. Most of the bike is in excellent condition and I only have to replace cables, rebuilt the front hub, then tension and true the wheels.
So all I need/want to do to complete this thing is put on a longer stem, wider bars, a better saddle, maybe pedals, and aero levers.
The bike came with a 6speed 14-28 free wheel and 32-45-50 crank. Right now I'll be using it for commuting, but when I do go on a trip will it be worthwhile to go put a freewheel with wider range? I'm guessing 14-32 is the obvious choice. I weight 200lbs, the bike is around 25lbs, and then there will be gear to haul.