- New front hub: I would really like to give dynamo hub powered lighting a try. I've got a decent battery-based headlight system, but it's over two years old and I start to worry about rechargable battery lifespan after 2 years. I've got my eye on the complete 700c wheel with a Shimano hub build that Hiawatha is selling currently.
- New headlight: Getting a dynamo-hub would obviously mean a new headlight. The DLumotec seems to be the way to go.
- Internal-gear rear hub: I picked up a NOS Suntour 3-speed hub from eBay last fall for $20 with the intention of taking a wheelbuilding class and building it into a 700c rim for the Raleigh. I had a conflict with the Hiawatha wheelbuilding class last fall and since I don't know anything more about wheelbuilding than I did when I bought the hub, it's still sitting on my workbench waiting.
Other than that, the bike has been a solid, if unremarkable, winter beater. But two winters worth of abuse have taken their toll on the drivetrain, specifically the shifting of the bike. If replacing the cables doesn't take care of the issue and I can't find an acceptable (read: affordable) way to get the Suntour 3-speed up and running, I might have to do a quick and dirty single-speed conversion on this thing. Fortunately, I've got a few more weeks to ponder this. At least that's what my inner grasshopper tells me.