I just got back into biking after a very long medical induced layoff. I had several surgeries for colon cancer and have been unable to do much of anything over the better part of 2 years.
I decided that I want to build me a bike from the ground up to celebrate my new "lease on life".
I picked up a frame from craigs list and have ordered a bunch of parts and am almost complete with all the parts ordering and am finding myself with some questions.
First I'd like to know about cables. Are all cable packages the same? I see on aebike.com that I can get a cable kit for $20.00 but I see on nashbar.com that I can order seperate cables for 3 bucks each. Will any cable work?
Second question is about headsets. My bike is going to use a 1" threaded. I have heard about chasing and facing but have no idea what this means. I've also read about headset presses, but isn't that just for the nonthreaded? Can I put the headset on by muself? I plan on having a bikeshop install my BB and crank but I think I can put the rest of it together myself.
My last question is about the assembly in general. Can anyone point me to a website that has detailed info for bike assembly other than park tool?