Looking to upgrade my bike

doobie919
doobie919 Posts: 119
edited December 2008 in Workshop
Ok so i'm a newbie at road riding, came over from the MTB a little while ago, and am happy with the riding so far . Currently I have a Fuji Newest 3.0 which I brought over to the U.K. from the states where I used to live, and now it's time to upgrade.

I'm looking to get new cranks, new rear deraileur that will work with the type of shifters I have which are the ones on the curve of the handlebars with the brakes integrated into them, and possibly a few new things such as seat. What do you all recommend? I'm looking for something very comfy in the seat department, and when it comes to the deraileur i'm looking for something along the lines of SRAM XO, which is a bit pricy but worth it for smooth shifting and getting rid of the clicking sound I get from the deraileur when riding since it's a very cheap deraileur that's on my bike right now.

Here's the spec list of my bike as it stands right now:
http://www.fujibikes.com/Road/Sport/Newest30.aspx

Anyone have some good suggestions?
2007 Fuji Newest 3.0.
!!Upgrades!!!!!
Cateye Velo 5 Computer


2009 Mongoose Subject BMX
!!Upgrades!!!!!
Sky blue tires
New seatpost and seat ( made by pivotal)

Comments

  • if u want the best rear mech go for dura ace, fully rebuildable, shimano's top of the range road rear mech, like XTR for mtb. these are a lot of money though so i would go for Ultegra whoch is cheaper but i have found to be excellent, crisp and as always with shimano durable.

    cranks now heres where it gets tricky, if you want shimano which i would say is best then it's hollowtech bottom brackets which is good it just means you have to get a new crank and bottom bracket, go for a sora or tiagra crank as these are for 9 speed and you won't notice the difference with a better crank like 105, ultegra or dura ace.

    i don't think i can help with the seat as this is so personal, i hate the charge spoon for example which lots of bike magazines love and so do lots of others, i found it horrible, way too hard for my liking!

    hope this helps
    Carbon fibre, it's all nonsense. Drink beer. Ride a steel bike. Don't be a ponce.
  • Which model of hollowtech am I looking for, i've found so many different models I can't distinguish which one to get?

    EDIT:

    Also what are some good tyres for rainy old england?

    Thanks,
    Sean
    2007 Fuji Newest 3.0.
    !!Upgrades!!!!!
    Cateye Velo 5 Computer


    2009 Mongoose Subject BMX
    !!Upgrades!!!!!
    Sky blue tires
    New seatpost and seat ( made by pivotal)
  • road hollowetech's i think are specific to the crankset, go to ribble.co.uk and get the sora or tiagra crankset, the bottom bracket is the same for these and you can get it from the same place.

    tyres, now i had this same problem about a week ago and i have gone for schwalbe lugano puncture protection tyres for £10 a piece at wiggle.co.uk not sure these are the best for rain but i'm not really one to help i'm afraid, but try continental gp 4 seasons about £50 a pair but they are supposed to have great puncture protection and good wet weather performance.

    hope this helps
    Carbon fibre, it's all nonsense. Drink beer. Ride a steel bike. Don't be a ponce.