before there is still some work to be done even with new wheels but it will be a quicker fix for getting the bike on the road.
Speaking of replacing the old with new I took some of my Gitane earnings a few weeks ago and ordered a set of Tektro CR 720 canti brakes. This type of brake tends to be finicky in my experience and usually the more options for adjustment and dial in the better. The Original brakes, Dia compe 960s, really only have the one spring to tension everything and I anticipated issues in getting things dialed in.
Upgraded crank and new pedals
And I skipped the original Huret down-tube shifters in favor of the lovely Dia-Compes
In the mean time I should mount my bike rack to the trunk so I can start riding the flats again. Until next time Ride.Smile. Repeat.