Newbie says hi and needs decathlon upgrade parts advice

sbj33 Posts: 4
edited July 2008 in Road beginners
Hi all,

I have recently bought a decathlon sport 2 because I read good things about them for the price. I would like to upgrade a couple of things before too long.

Firstly I was thinking of replacing the nasty chainset with a sora or tiagra job or similar cheap replacement. Am I right in thinking that as long as it is a square tapered double for 8 speed (like the current one) that I will be ok to fit any?

Also, I would like to change the forks for some carbon ones but haven’t a clue here in terms of steerers, integrated / semi integrated headsets and "rake".

What is the difference between integrated and semi integrated? And can anyone tell me what the difference is between threaded and unthreaded steerers?

And does anyone know what I would need?

Any advice for a halfwit :oops: truly appreciated. Thanks