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    rebuild cost

    Hi: i know this is a loaded question but I'll throw it out there. If you had a frame what would it cost to build it up. I'm talking middle of the road comps, wheels etc. Something like Shim LX. It would be built on a touring frame, 700 wheels, 21 speeeds canti brakes. I'm looking for a ball park figure. Don't go and look anything up but if you have just finish rebuilding something like I talked about Thanks Charlie

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    For everything but the frame, say $700 with mid-line parts. Why "21-speeds"? 7-speed hubs, shifters, cassettes, etc are pretty obsolete Unless your frame is old enough to be spaced 126 mm, why even consider a 7-speed drivetrain? I'd respace it to 130 mm and use 3x9.

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    You can get a full 7spd triple CW groupo at any Kmart or Walmart for under $100, wheels and frame included already assembled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    For everything but the frame, say $700 with mid-line parts. Why "21-speeds"? 7-speed hubs, shifters, cassettes, etc are pretty obsolete Unless your frame is old enough to be spaced 126 mm, why even consider a 7-speed drivetrain? I'd respace it to 130 mm and use 3x9.
    Yeah it's 126mm. I don't know how obsolete the wheels are but if you go friction the rest of the stuff is easy to come by. I see that 8 speed is more easily found. What is the spacing required for 8, I'm thinking 130mm??

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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie
    What is the spacing required for 8, I'm thinking 130mm?? sch;
    Thanks , CHarlie
    Yep, 8-speeds and above are 130 mm for road frames. However, 8-speed is also obsolete and, oddly, getting harder to find than 7-speed. If you respace the frame, as I said, go all the way to 9-speed.

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