ok so I keep looking at sites for parts and wondering whats what and why that? so here are some questions that baffle me.
-cassettes, most of what I see are 9-speeds, I have an 8-speed now why would I go to 9 if I bearly use anything above 5th speed, also wouldn't that put more strain on the chain?
-derailers, sram x.5, x.7, x.9, shimano's whats the deal, and what does someone like me really need (not racing, just looking for good reliable, crisp shifts), I mostly ride for fun and exercise and mostly at loyce harpe.
-shifters, the ones that came on my bike are shimano 1 peice lever/shifters (shifter and brake in one unit) and seem to work fine, but my LBS keeps tellin me to look at upgrading. whats the advantage and what do I get?
-bottom bracket, is this the bearing pack in between the crank arms? how do you know which one to choose? I think mine is made out of plastic or something(stock sr suntour crank) so I should probably take car of that before something happens.
-cranks, do I really need to upgrade this? whats the advantage? weight? what about the gears? and why do they have 3 gears? really why not just have 1 or 2, I pretty much always use the middle gear.
well thats all I can think of for right now, enjoy.