I have a '93 Diamondback Topanga MTB.
I thought of starting to do some touring rides.
Beside changing the tire to slick ones, what are some things I can do to make it more
fitting to touring;i.e., I try think some ways to shed some weight off the bike (currently weighs 31 Lbs.)
What are some other components that can be changed?
Should I change the frame? what is the best material, carbon? aluminum? some other type?
If I change enough stuff, I guess the cost probably would run up to another new bike, and few things that I do change probably would not justify the cost for the amt. of weigh lost, but just curious to know what you think.
Just want to change a few things to make it little easier (lighter) and avoid buying a new one, if possible.
Thanks very much.