I bought my new mountain bike (Specialized FSR XC comp) a couple months ago. Before that, I was riding my Univega MTB (bought in the 80's). I want to break up my trail riding by doing some riding on the street. I could:
1. Just ride the new bike -- get rid of the old bike.
2. Swap smooth tires onto the new bike for long street rides -- get rid of the old bike.
3. Buy a used road bike -- get rid of the old bike.
4. This is what I've been leaning towards. Replace cables, gears, chain, bearings, and tires on the old bike (due to about 25 years of almost no maintenance). Probably end up spending $150 to $200 on parts. A big positive here is nostagia (ie. bought the bike when I was in college, rode it everywhere, rode with friends and family, etc.). Be kind of a fun project.
So, any opinions? Am I wasting my money? The bike isn't anything special... 1983 Univega Rover-Sport.
I just wanted some comments before I made a decision.