A friend has inherited his dad's old bike from the late 70s. It's not in bad condition, but needs a bit of TLC to make it road worthy again.
The major problem is that it doesn't have any wheels... of course, front wheel is easy to sort out, but it the rear wheel is proving confusing...
The rear mech is a Suntour Cyclone - quite a good derailleur in it's day. It has downtube friction shifters. Ideally, we want to keep as much as the original components as possible, so any thoughts on whether a normal shimano cassette would be compatible with this mech\shifter? If we need to get a new rear mech, can a friction sifter work ok with a modern rear mech? Or does the indexing screw things up?
I appreciate your thoughts...