Old 12-10-09, 11:58 AM
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Hope somebody close by in the UK can sell you some used wheels with alloy rims: that will improve the ride and braking of this Mixte (what the style of frame is called) enormously. Since you're financially challenged (aren't we all these days?) you can probably wait to do any more upgrades, but the next big one would be replacing the steel cottered crankset with anything alloy and cotterless. That alone will save a couple pounds of weight. The Huret shifters can work on any brand of derailleur, and anything from SunTour or Shimano will probably work better than the Huret Allvit it looks to have. Again, a member in the UK that can provide you with this will save on the massive shipping cost from No. America, and time.
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