Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Just out of curiosity, what is a 4300? Is that a road, touring, or hybrid? How old is it?
I work on and tune up a bike for a friend of mine who doesn't tour but rides alot on the bike path. His '95 Schwinn Searcher Transit has Tourney deraillers and low-end Grip Shift and they're doing fine after 10,000 miles. I always suggest (this is just my opinion) that if you're going to upgrade you should do the most important parts, like the hubs (especially the rear hub), headset and bottom bracket. Anything else is just to impress your riding buddies.
Edit: The Acera rear derailler on my son's Kona failed after about a month but I think that was defective to start with, so there's always the exception!