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Old 05-10-06, 06:35 PM   #1
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building told road bike up

so i got this old roadframe/fork and seat by torpedo or something like that. anyway. i was wondering where i could find a cheap building kit. i looked at the dura ace and campy kits but that was just crazy. please help, i want to build her up as soon as possible
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Can you be more specific? Do you want a vintage or modern groupset? What parts do you need? What is your price range?

If you want a modern groupset, GVHbikes.com and probikekit.com are the usual places that are relatively cheap.

Regardless, if you want it fast, it'll be expensive. If you're (extremely) patient, you can find good deals on craigslist/eBay/garage sales/swap meets.
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so i got this old roadframe/fork and seat by torpedo or something like that. anyway. i was wondering where i could find a cheap building kit. i looked at the dura ace and campy kits but that was just crazy. please help, i want to build her up as soon as possible
Ebay is probably your best chance to find what you need. Also, check with your LBS. Let them know what you are looking for. They may know a customer who has what you want. For 2 years I had a full 105 6 speed group I could not find a buyer for. During an MS bike tour I came across a rider having problems with his rear derailer, we got talking and at the next days ride I gave him everything, including headset and bottom bracket.

Also, and most important, make sure you purchase the proper components. Newer 8, 9 and 10 speed cassettes will not fit older frames.


P.S. exactly what do you need and where do you live? I have some older (approx 15 years) campagnola derailers, brakes, brake levers, bars and downtube shifters.
I may also have available the bottom bracket, cranks and wheels (Campy hubs / mavic rims).

Let me know where you are. Maybe I can get them to you
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