Having a similar dilemma with my 'just delivered' 1990 Fire Mountain. Not ridden gears for ages and the steel biopace rings and plastic 300LX shifters and mechs are doing nothing to convince me I should keep them.
Didn't take me long to make up my mind - anyone have any use for a set of rusty biopace rings and lovely steel/plastic 300LX mechs?
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Built up pretty quickly with pilfered parts from my sons' bikes and a lovely Raleigh Activator wheelset
from my nephew, as it'll be pressed into service as my commute bike. Took it out for a 25 mile spin yesterday and nothing fell off - love it - made me feel 35 again
Already have a pair of NOS Onza RAW barends on the way from USA and various other bits planned . . . the plastic brake levers and red chainring will have to go. It'll be an interesting summer project - paintwork is peppered with rust spots and the decals are pretty rough but the splatter paint job makes it pretty easy to touch up. Not looking to create a showpiece but I reckon at the end of the summer I should hopefully have a pretty cool example of a 90's entry level bike. Watch this space . . .
Welcome to the Hotel California . . .