Well, I don't want to be too mysterious, so here's the new bike project:
It's a Fuji touring bike, mid-80s from the looks of it. I swapped the wheels, before I took these pictures, but other than that, this is the "before" shot.
I am hoping that my new brakes will allow enough adjustment to line up the pads with the 700c rims on these wheels. If not, I'll make them work, anyway. I would just prefer that it be easy, for once.
I bid on some 8-speed Campy bar-end shifters, on eBay. I was really hoping to get them, and round out the drivetrain with Campy parts. But, even though I bid a stupid amount for them ($122.00!), I still lost the auction. I just bought some Shimano Ultegra bar-ends to put on, instead. I'll run friction, at half the cost.
Now, I suppose, I need to sell the Nishiki road bike with the gold SunTour cranks to someone. This bike will take the place of that one.