MTB Worn Out

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by warday, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. warday

    warday New Member

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    Hi

    After 7500+ Km my first trusty computer is showing serious signs of wear - 3 years old. The LSB told me I could either spend the $200+ now or take it away ang give it another 6 months or until I was sick of it and then do the repairs - So I am putting up with the odd slipping chain etc.

    The full drive train (Shimano Acer) is going to need replacing, along with the front suspension (which was never any good!).

    Any suggestions on the economics of doing the full recondition? Should I go up a level of equipment?

    Cheers
    WD
    Note I have a new roadie which is so much better to ride!
     
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  2. SomeGuy

    SomeGuy New Member

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    All that should need replacing is the chain and cassette. Shifters and derallier should be fine after a clean lube and tune. The suspension also shouldn't just be dead, it should be servicable. Replacing it with something decent is big bucks.
     
  3. robalert

    robalert New Member

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    mmm...interesting, bike shop wanting another sale?

    after all, we live in a throw away society
     
  4. steve46au

    steve46au New Member

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    Frankly its likely to be better to simply upgrade the whole bike
     
  5. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    That's not many kilometres. You need a new chain and a new cassette. Try to borrow a chain tool, chain whip and cassette lockring tool from a friend; if you can't, they would be a worthy investment.
    I don't know much about suspension forks, but it should be readily serviceable.
    If the fork was never any good, and you are only commuting, look in to getting hold of a cheap rigid fork. You can probably keep your old headset.
     
  6. robalert

    robalert New Member

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    i suppose there is a point to just replacing the bike

    for commuting and value... the CRX4 is around $500

    you really don't need suspension for commuting
     
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