Is the below groupset a good value for this frame?
I picked up a vintage SuperCycle Medalist frame (I'm guessing 1970s) and am looking to make a comfortable but capable bike for commuting and general urban cycling. It has a few parts that I'll clean and evaluate while I rebuild, but for the sake of argument, let's say that I only keep the frame/fork, cable guide clamps, and perhaps stem.
I have found a Shimano 105 early- to mid-1990s SLR groupset on eBay for ~$480 shipped. It includes:
- BR-1055 brakeset
- HB-1055 + FH-1056 Hubs 32 holes laced to AMBROSIO Elite Wheelset 700C 622x13C (pictures indicate tubes and tires may also be included, although that's not a huge concern)
- FD-1056 + RD-1055 front and rear derailleurs, respectively (will need a 28.6 mm adapter clamp for the braze-on FD)
- BB-UN71 bottom bracket, English threading
- STI-1055 shifter 2x8 speed
- FC-1056 Crankset SG 53/39 (170 mm, 9/16x20)
- Shimano 105 Headset Italian Thread (I'm guessing HP-1055)
- Shimano PD-1056 Pedals
- 134 cm chain
- Shimano Freehub 8 speed (126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.) (I'm guessing standard HG50)
The issues with my bike are minor and twofold. First, my frame and fork spacing will need to be widened slightly by cold setting: from 126 to 130 mm in the dropouts and from 96 to 100 mm at the fork. Second, I would require nutted brakes and perhaps a longer reach as I plan to use 700C wheels in a bike that was likely 27". So instead of using the BR-1055 brakes, I'd pick up some Tektro R559s.
The question is whether or not this groupset + wheels is a decent value. It is attractive for me given that individual parts come with individual shipping costs and vintage/used parts are excruciatingly difficult to source locally where I live. I built a bike last year with Shimano 600 components and while the final product is absolutely amazing, the costs for sourcing individual parts added up quickly.