Hello, I am really glad I found this forum. I haven't ridden in a long time and I decided to get by bike rebuilt and repainted. It really looks great now.
I guess the thing I want to ask is about upgrading some components. Right now I have a 2002 Gary Fisher Big Sur, basically all stock still. I want to drop some weight, but also want to keep durability. I am not an aggressive or hard rider if that helps.
wheelsets are Bontrager SuperStock, WTB Slickasaurus
Fork: Black Manitou
Brakes - V-brake Shimano LX integrated
Derailer: Front Shimano LX, Rear Shimano XT
I guess the first thing, and most affordable right now is the drivetrain.
I would like to upgrade the brakes sometime soon to Hydraulic Disc, but it will take me new hubs, rims, etc. shifters, so that is a bigger project than I can afford right now.
Also, on a side matter...is there any type of covers for the brake levers that will protect a new paint job on the frame from the bars turning into them and chipping or ruining the paint?