Join Date: Jul 2011
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Changing/upgrading the transmission on an old MTB
I have a full suspension MTB, about 12 years old, in relatively good condition. The frame is a bit heavy, but it's something I've learned to live with.
The transmission is absolutely out of whack though, especially the rear derailleur and the rear sprockets - both worn out - as well as the chain. The front derailleur is fine and the sprockets too. My ultimate goal is to make my life a bit easier on the uphills since I can't afford to invest on a new bike yet.
My question is if it would make sense to buy new a rear derailleur, sprockets and a chain and install them on the bike? What should I pay attention to?
P.S. I'm fairly experienced with bicycle mechanics. The sprocket brands available here are sram and shimano.