I was thinking today that I might have a few oldies in my barn that I might want to rebuild for use on the bike path (paved) / road. If I do indeed still have these bikes, they will be at least 15 - 20 years out of use, stored in a barn.
Now, I'm not particular about keeping the bikes vintage nor am I a collector (these bikes wouldn't be sold either). I am, however, interested in getting a road bike, instead of using my off-road touring bike (ie: a now bastardized modified 29'er Revel 1). I would like to change it up every so often.
Ok, so backstory complete. When looking at the bike(s), what should I be looking for as far as which would be worth salvaging for riding? Would it be worth upgrading parts? If they're still there, I know they will have V brakes, would it be worth using disc brakes?
I am a complete noob at this stuff, and I guess the end question would be, would it be worth it to rebuild one of the bikes, or should I look at just getting a new one?
I know its not much info to go on as far as the conditions, but any thoughts / suggestions would be welcome at this point.
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