Ok what i wanna do is upgrade my bike( trek 4300 '04)....I am doing it all myself ...I cant afford to pay someone to do it for me ...so i do it myself....maybe i learn something.
since i am Not loaded with cash i will do it in serveral steps. Drivetrain components First
ok my bike is an 8 speed....with all budget parts.....i would like to upgrade to a complete set of Shimano deore ...can i just pop in new deore cranks and cassette?? do i need the front derailer and back derailer??.....i relize i would need 9 speed shifters also.
BB confusion.....i have looked at my trek manual...and cant find any info on what size of BB it has
am i missing anything here?? will 9 speed cassete fit on ?
and i got myself a good book Ziin and the art of MBT repairs
Hope someone can help
Oya PS. the Old parts will be added to a bike I can trash around ....like off the side of a cliff..and it wont make me cry