Old 02-27-20, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by friday1970 View Post
...I just have to decide on whether to modernize it or not.
My wife's daily rider is a 1983 Trek 620. We decided to modernize around a 3x9 configuration using Shimano bar end shifters. I built her a wheelset on 32 spoke box section clincher rims and Tiagra hubs. Kept the AT, but swapped the middle and outer chainrings for something less half-steppy, now like a 48-36-24. 11-32 cassette. Also, I gave her modern dual pivot Tektro calipers with KoolStop cartridge type pads. It's a great bike, and she's become a much stronger more confident rider because of it.
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