Upgrade or make do until later??

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by Canrat, May 31, 2004.

  1. Canrat

    Canrat New Member

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    Hello – I have recently returned to cycling after a few years away. My old mount, a Sekine GS (mid 80’s vintage) was always a great bike. (Bike is in great condition) My new partner and I have just purchased a Trek 520 for her and we are hoping to do a lot of long distance touring this summer. If I had the money I too would have purchased a nice new Tourer by Trek, Cannondale, Fuji or even one of the custom made jobies…..however…..that will have to wait until next year at least. (Maybe longer)

    My question is: What can I do to upgrade the Sekine…….if anything? Is it worth it? Should I just save the $$ and make do until I can afford a new tourer? The crankset , front and rear derailer, (now has Sun Tour equipment) seat, bars etc. etc. could all be updated. I love the Sekine and it has a lot of miles on it. Any opinions? Perhaps I should have posted this to one of the technical forums??:confused:
     
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  2. Durangodave

    Durangodave New Member

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    Is the Sekine GS already set up as a long distance touring bike? Or, is it a road racer that you would adapt to touring duties?
     
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