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Old 10-07-15, 07:54 PM
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Benign neglect

I have been very happily riding my 2002 KHS Flite 300 around the streets of Montreal since I got it back in 2005. This year we celebrated 10 years together and the bike has been incredibly reliable, despite a lot of exposure and use over the last decade. But recently, egged on by Strava and some longer pleasure rides, I've begun to entertain the idea of getting a new bike - something stiffer, lighter and a little faster up Mont Royal. Flite found out and popped a derailleur spring. Then before I even got the chance to ride to test out the new FD, someone nicked my back wheel.
After 13 years, the drivetrain can't just take on a new cassette without issue and, I've since discovered, the design of front derailleurs has changed. Getting the bike back on the road and running as smoothly as it did for so long will take a little more care and attention, which is what brings me here.
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Old 10-07-15, 08:04 PM
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Certainly get a new bike!

But... living/cycling in Montreal... fix-up the old Flite as a foul weather bike. The repairs you require sound minor. It would make a fun Saturday morning.
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Old 10-10-15, 06:57 PM
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Next steps

I think you are right. I hope the forums here can help with the decision making.
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