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    mamoose124
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    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?

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. It's great that you're cycling again.

    You might try posting your question in the Mountain Bike or Bicycle Mechanics forums. You will get a lot more responses there.
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    mamoose124
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Yes. Thanks for the heads up. I figured that out about a second after I sent the message. Already posted there and have had enough answers to convince me to purchase a new bike. Thirty years on one bike is enough.

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    Welcome to bike forums...

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    mamoose124
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    Thanks for the advise guys. I did post on the other Forum and received a number of responses. In the end, I decided to purchase a new bike . . . even though my old one seems OK. It is just that I figured a number of innovations must have taken place over the past 22 years in bike technology. That is, better gear shifters, derailleurs, and most of all more chain rings on the rear cassette. So, I went to a couple of local bike shops and spent a few days riding different bikes. What a difference! Anyway, I purchased a Avalanche 1.0 GT All Terrain with SR Suntour Mag 32 Suspension fork, Shimano Deore shifters Shimano SLX rear derailleur, Shimano Deore front derailleur and a nine chain ring rear cassette. I have been riding it now for forty-five minutes to an hour each morning for a
    couple of weeks. Really nice. I'll keep you posted on my progress . . . loosing weight, gaining strength and endurance, etc.

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