Help Upgrading my Bike? :)
I am not a particularly bike-savvy person but this seems like a good place to get advice from random users who may offer some suggestions or whatever...
I own a 2005/6 Carrera Kraken (one of Halfords' own.. subsidary..things..)
The chainset and pedals have basically fallen apart, so I have spent the last day researching into upgrade parts and accessories to throw onto it to make it a decent bike, I'm wanting a bit more out of it and want the aesthetic, quality and whatever else comes with the parts to be top-notch and such.
I have limited my search for chainsets to the FSA Gravity Xtreme (with the Bashguard), since it looks cool and it seems to be well priced :-P
I want to throw on some new grips (Brooks leather ones, the black ones are nice!), the pedals would be awesome if I could add on the DMR V8's or V12's depending on my budget, or maybe the Outland CNC ones.. I haven't quite decided..
Anyway... I need mudguards, some chainstay and other random protective bits and bobs, could do with new tyres (Maxxis Larsen TT's are on my list, I would love the Big Betty tyres but £50 is a bit pricey!), and a new saddle would be great and some extra bits and pieces..
OH, And another major necessity would be the Brake Levers.
The help I'm looking for is for anyone who can suggest and advise me on where to get the best prices, what manufacturers to trust and probably which things would not be compatible with the other crap that's on it at the moment - like whether I am looking at the wrong size parts for the frame or whatnot.
IF anyone could help that'd be great!