I ride a real old Giant Iguana which I dearly love. I ride about 10 miles a day just to stay in shape. The bulk of my riding is on pavement but I do venture onto logging roads every so often. My Giant frame is Al. My chain is so stretched out that it's off the scale of the gague at the LBS. The mechanic tells me that when I replace the chain I'll need to replace the cassette. That tells me I'll need a new deraileur.It'd sure be nice to have 9 cogs back there instead of the 6 I have now.Also, I'd like to have some shocks on the bike which means a new fork. The mechanic also told me that riding with a loose chain is OK so long as the chain isn't slipping. It's not.
The question is: Is it worth it to pui out those kind of bucks on an old Giant frame?
I'm new here but from what I read you guys know the answer. I checked the FAQ and previous posts.
Thanks for taking the time.