I am a cat 5 racer and did about 5 local "practice" crit's last year but I am looking to get into more road racing this year. My rig is a 2006 trek 1500 and although it is a great steed I wish I had a more up to date bicycle but my finances wont allow me to get one at this time.
I also have a Cervelo P2 for my triathlons that I do with my wife and a club I am part of but I really think I enjoy actual cycling better. So I thought I might try to convert my P2 into a worthy road racer but browsing through the forums here I found that it is ill advised to do something like that.
So my question is what can I do to make my Trek feel more updated. The drivetrain is a 3x9 and I top out sometimes while sprinting against friends after a casual ride and they end up beating me, i feel, because my gearing tops out. I think that by swapping out the drivetrain it might help give some more years to my Trek before I can afford to go out and get a new carbon machine.
I really want a new bike but can't afford it so basically what can I do to make my old one be a worthy advisory without paying an arm and a leg in upgrades. What do you think? Any advice would really help me a lot.