Excuse the long post - but I could do with some advice.
I have a '98 Kona Mokomoko frame built up with what (at the time) were just the right components for me: Bomber Z1 Bam forks, XTR 8 speed groupset on strong wheels, beefy tyres, stem and bars to fit me etc.
I rode a lot back then, but stopped when I went to university in '02 and after a long exodus have been back into cycling in recent years.
I am at a crossroads:
My freehub is playing up - Shimano don't do spares for the M950 XTR hubs any longer.
My shock (Vanilla R) needs a service - £90
My frame needs a bushing kit - neither Kona nor BETD can supply me with one.
My rims are worn - my frame doesn't have disc mounts, so I guess it's more rim brake rims.
I love the way my bike rides but I worry about throwing large amounts of money after what is now an old bike.
So, this might sound an odd question - but are bikes better now? What's better about them?
Thanks in advance for your views,