My 21 speed CCM Riptide mountain bike which is 6 years it is a cromoly seat pole only frame which weighs about 38lbs front forks steel and handle bars and stem.
Dotek cranks chain rings warped
Shimano 7SIS rear derailer
Shimano front derailler
warped cassette 7 speed need new one
S-ram grip shift shifters
Chain needs to be replaced about 4000 miles on it clicking noise.
I thought to upgrade and fix the bike is it a good idea?
New cassette Shimano 7 speed $30
New chain Shimano HG 30
Shimano Deore LX 510 rear hub 20
Bontrager triple cranks $ 60 or Shimano DeoreLX Chain wheel triple crankset $100
Deore front rear derailer used 60
Total cost of upgrade $200
I thought getting rid of some weight in the back would lessen the bikes weight pretty heavy in the back.
But at the bike shop they told me the stem and bars weigh a ton in the front but i disagree most of the weight i feel is in the middle and back tire. Most guys in the bike shop laugh and say buy a new bike like the Rock Giant but that frame is Steel just like mine. If i move up to the Giant Boulder i get aluminum frame and a lighter front end but the parts maybe little less inferior then my list above.
I looked at the Specialized model hybrids nice but the price range of 600 to 900 is to much for the 3 months of riding i do. Does anyone suggest anything else or should i buy a used bike for the price i want to upgrade with.
If i did upgrade with the parts listed would my bike ride better then originally bought new. With slick tires the bike may run smoother and quicker than the high knoob tires i have on.