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Would Love your advise on upgrades for a road Bike.

Andy T

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Hello , 

So I am in a pickle of what to do with my road bike. I just recently bought a budget bike (the only one I found during COVID 19) and before I continue here the specs

KHS Flite 150 (2017)

Fork           Hi-Ten Unicrown, Straight Blades

Headset   Threadless 1-1/8”

Rims         Alloy Double Wall w/CNC Sidewall

Hubs      ( F/R)   KT Alloy QR, Cassette

Tires           Road 700X28C

Derailleur, Front       Shimano FD-A070, 31.8 clamp

Derailleur, Rear            Shimano Acera M360

Shifters               Shimano STI, ST-A070

Chain              KMC Z7

Crankset       Shimano FC-A070, 50-34T

BB                 Cartridge Bearing

Cassette       Shimano Csst, HG20-7, 12-28T, 7-speed

Pedals         Shimano PD-M520 SPD Pedals

Handlebar     Alloy Drop, Compact Bend, 31.8, XS-M: 42cm, L-XL: 44cm, Ladies XXS-XS: 38cm


Alloy Thread less, 4 Bolt, 31.8   L: 100mm, 

Brake Levers    Shimano STI, ST-A070

Brake       Dual Pivot, Long Reach


I had issues with the bike from the beginning and long story short I changed my rear derailleur for an Acera. Here is my true Question , I don't really mind the 7 speed cassette, but I feel like my crank (tourney) is not the Greatest. Therefore, If you suggest A better Crank set in a 2X7 system I can look into that, Otherwise what Should I upgrade to ? Thank you in advance. (p.s) what else would you recommend to replace with the detail description I put in for the Bike . And no I don't want to get a new bike , this one is special for me. lol 

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Good news - you've got the cassette and not a freewheel, so your hub / freehub will be compatible with a great budget drivetrain, which is Shimano Claris, that you can get cheap here:

With the new Claris R2000 you get 2x8 or 3x8 drivetrain, but more importantly stiffer 2-Piece crankset. 


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