What speed is my bike and other questions. THANKS!
Hey guys! I want to thank you all so much again for the advice. I've been looking at Nashbar and Pricepoint etc. trying to get an all around cost for the upgrades I would like to do and I've realized(embarassingly so) that I do not know what speed my bike is. It's a Trek 800 Sport circa '94 or '95. Thanks so much again. I've decided to upgrade the cables, the brakes(I'm opting for V-brakes and some come in a package with the shifting levers as well), pedals, tires, and grips. I already got a new saddle for it. Can anyone suggest inexpensive, but decent components? I've seen the V-brakes for about $22.95(rear or front) and Avid has the brakes with levers for about $60. I am going to go with platform pedals I think. I don't even know what clipless pedalsa are, but I don't have any special shoes or anything. Like I said, I will be doing very recreational riding with this bike. Mainly paved riding at the park and some easy, easy dirt trails with small drops, hills.
How do I decide on cables? Also what would be the best type of tire for this kind of riding? Mainly paved at the park, I'd say 80% of my riding and then 20% at the trail.