Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gordonsville, VA
Bikes: Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour.
Hi from Virginia!
Here's the deal guys. Thirty years ago I purchased a Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bike (a rather modest bike). At the time, I just wanted to get in shape. So, I used it on my farm and on horse trails for about three years. Then hung it up in the barn. Recently, I retrieved it, had new tubes and tires mounted and had it tuned up at the local bike shop. I am again trying to get in shape. Things are going OK but I don't like the way the Suntour XC Sport 7000 rear derailleur works. It wants to skip sprockets going up hill under pressure. It did that 30 years ago too. I'm thinking I should invest in new upgraded front and rear derailleurs. The rear speed cassette has six sprockets, the crankset has three sprockets. What do you think, would new derailleurs be a good idea? Or, should I buck up, clean up my existing sprockets, and rear derailleurs, and quit gripping?