Need advice on bike
I need some advice on if I should upgrade my bike or buy a newone. I know this has probably been covered in depth but let me tell you my situation. I used to ride every day and did several races in the mid 90's. my bike is a gary fisher paragon. I have not ridden in about 4 or 5 years. I am starting to ride again and would like to do a few races. I love the bike and was going to just put anew fork on but then I realized that i need a 1 1/4" fork, then I need new brakes, etc... After looking over the bike and taking it out for a few shakedown rides here is the good: XT rear derailer, lx brakes, grip shift shifters, lx crank. the bad: I need new tires, front wheel hub is shot, front fork is terrible (rock shox quadra 21), brakes are calipers, I need all new rear and front chain rings, probably new cables, and new pedals. This bike has seena lot of action in the past. I do really like the frame though. Do I need a new frame? Has frame geometry changed much in the last 10 years? Should I buy a frameset and build a bike? What is a decent bike for about $1500 ( hardtail) for trail riding and racing?