I've been doing some bikecamping trips recently in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, my daily ride is a SS and I'm unable to go where I really want to go when it's fully loaded. (ie:mountains)
My question is this:
I've received a partial bike from a good friend. It's a 1984 Fuji Espree and the frame fits me perfectly. The issue is that it had been converted to a SS, so I'm looking to buy the components to get it road worthy. I'm newer to bikes and unsure about the wheelbase size. Would this bike be able to handle a 48/36/26 crankset?
My shopping list:
rear cassette (11/32)
front & rear derailleurs (9speed long cage)
stem shifters & cables
triple crankset (48/36/26)
Mostly, I need this to handle monthly overnight/ weekend trips <100 miles. BUT I'd like for it to be able to handle more if I have the time for a longer trip.
Thanks in advance for any advice/ ideas/ etc.