I have posted a while ago and kindly received some very good advice and I am now at the stage where I want to buy the new parts and have a shopping list.
My chain/cassette and certain chain rings do need replacing, they look worn and a couple of bicycle shops have pointed this out to me. I am on a budget but would like to get light and high quality components.
The technical side of bicycles and cycle specs is rather new to me but what I do know is that my cycle has been through several changes especially in terms of the frame which is now a size 'L' Defy 0 with team rabobank livery. However, its component parts are taken from a humble Giant FCR 3 circa 2009. The spec for which is here:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... /#features
These are the parts I was thinking of buying as replacements:
I am not sure about the chainring replacement as the best advice seems to be to buy a new 8-speed square taper chainset. So if I replace the chainset, would this Shimano alivio be OK? The description suggests that is intended for MTBs which makes me wonder?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shim ... tAod0k4A6A
I note with chainsets that there are many variables involved such as bolt circle, length, and teeth, any thoughts about avoiding purchase mistakes would be appreciated.
What bike and bike bits should you buy?
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I am a bit concerned as I notice when browsing online that almost all square taper chainsets appear to be discontinued, why is that?