Try 'Know How' for drop bar advice and 'Bikes, Accessories, Kit and Clothing' for wheels.Jonnyrau said:Can people give some advice on what to look for when buying new wheels and tyres? Also any advice on changing to drop bars?
I have now made some improvements. I have taken the mudguards off, the back railing, the front reflector, the bell, the reflectors on the wheels. I have also changed the tyres to shwalbe ones, I found it tough work finding tyres that size for 27 1/4 inch. Im thinking of changing the seat, taking the one on and replacing it with a brooks b17? Good idea?It look like it would make a great fixed, but I don't like the look of that saddle.
best thing you could do with that old wreck is give it to me.
Or do somthing like this to it.
so no new gears required?No idea what the man's bike was 70's Raliegh the womans is an 80's Ebony.
As you can see the Ebony has the changers on the stem like yours. All you will have to do to fit drops is get some bars, a pair of brake levers, bar tape and probably a new set of cables. Remove old bars etc and replace with the new bits as easy as that.