hi, im building my first lts (1998 lts2000)
so far i have put on a new chain/casette (deore)
goldtec rear mech hanger
new fork seals and 7.5w oil (marzocchi jr t)
it has the most god awful dmr pile of crap front chain guide for a single ring conversion (who in their right mind would run that shite)
the crank arms are deore hollowtech
so the assistance/advice i need is:
change the chainset for another triple deore? if so what would be the correct model number?
what type of front mech should i fit and size? i think its bottom pull top swing.
should i ditch the hope c2 brakes which look like they were made from cast cow crap and put maguras on (in which case are mavic d521 rims ok to brake on?
any other words of gt wisdom before i chuck this thing in a skip and count my losses?
the whole thing just seems like it was ridden by travis pastrana and maintained by forrest gump.
the good news though after taking apart what i believe to be the horst link bushes even though a degrease wouldnt go amis there doesnt seem to be any play in the rear end sou would i just degrease and regrease these areas? and if so what type of grease? eg lithium/copperslip/silicone lube?
many thanks for anyone who can reinstill motivation in me to complete this because all i want to do is ride it
1998 GT lts.1990 fisher montare/procaliber tribute.
1984 raleigh record sprint and the full set of Pacific Blue on dvd.