Blackmac,BlackMac wrote:It'll be fine then!!Mick Mannock wrote:Good steel frame? Downtube shifters? You might want to measure the rear drop outs. Modern wheels that take cassette instead of freewheels are a different size.BlackMac wrote:Right folks, I have an old Carerra road bike which I bought in 1987. Really expensive model, cost me just shy of a grand at the time. Used to ride 30 miles a day to work but it has been lying in the shed for the last 12 years. About 5 years ago I tried to get it going and stripped it down but never got round to putting it back together. I want to get it back on the road and other than it being in bits the only problem is that both wheeels will be a bit buckled and will need new rubber. The questions are, is it worth it and how much would it cost (ball park) to get a bike shop to do it for me??
I would get it roadworthy. If nothing else, it will be far more attractive/elegant than today's models. Unless you are super-fit, you will not find it any slower either.
I had my old (25 year old) D'Accordi rebuilt by Velo Ecosse in Bruntsfield. Can't remember how much but it wasn't bad. There's a bike shop opened across the road from them close to the garage. Mrs W has used them for her bike and the boys' and they are very good. They might be a better bet as the guy who started it is ex Halfords. Really good mechanic and also knows Halfords bikes.