Hello all. I have a '03 Gary Fisher Advance that I currently do not take off road (nor do I plan to). My back is crap and trail riding doesn't go well with my back. That being said, I ride on the streets a lot for exercise and the occasional errand. I have recently added road tires to the bike (26x1.5) and have a Nashbar solid fork on the way.
I'd like for the bike to faster and smoother. Currently, shifting with stock components is anything but smooth and quick. Also, the largest chain ring seems to rub the derailer when pedaling hard - which I tend to not use as a result.
I don't want to spend much more money on the bike since it is a lower level GF, but I do like it, and want to keep it. Road bike is in the near future - most likely a fixed or singlespeed.
Any thoughts or ideas? Would a tune-up be a good choice? Thanks in advance.