got this bike to turn into a commuter all rounder. I want to go
on rides for fun and also use it for everyday stuff, like going
to the local store, commuting and general meandering in my San Gabriel
Valley (CA) neighborhood. I also wanted to keep using as many as
the old parts as possible (recycle friendly I guess).
1985 Bridgestone 400 frame and fork, 23 in. or 58.5 cm
All original Suntour drivetrain derailers, cogs, crankset, BB, and
27 inch wheels with Araya rims.
Nitto Technomic stem
Nitto 177 46cm handlebars
Tektro brake levers
Bridgestone brakes with Kool Stop pads
Cheapo LBS commuter tires, 27x1 1/4
Brooks B-17 saddle
Torelli bar tape
Soma toe clips with Cristophe straps
possibilities: fenders, racks, and some kind of lighting system.