Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Cannondale 2.8 Ultegra / 105
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Building on a Cannondale Frame
Last year, I bought a Cannondale road frame (Aluminum) that is a few years old off eBay. At that time, the only factor I considered was the size of the frame (50cm). Until now, I havent gotten around to building this frame because of lack of funds but now I would like to at least start acquiring information on all the things that I need to know in order to complete this project.
My questions / concerns are:
1. What component choices are limited by the size of the frame? I would imagine it to be wheels as only a certain size would fit the frame, but I do not know about cassette, deraileurs and other components.
2. I am not looking to build a very pricey machine, so I think I can be happy with a 8-speed. What are the choices for the groupsets? Which ones are upgradable and which ones aren't?
3. What price range am I looking at for a complete component set? For an example, my LBS quoted me $780 for a complete 105 groupset. Then I thought, if I am to spend so much money on just the parts, I might as well go ahead and get a new bike in that money.
I googled for some articles on how to build a road bike, but havent come across anything interesting yet, may be I am just not using the correct search keywords.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys and gals.
Current Ride: Trek 3500
Last edited by crypticlineage; 05-19-07 at 09:45 PM.