I'm getting ready put down my money to build the perfect bicycle. Here is a list of the parts I've selected. I'd love to hear any comments or suggestions. Every component on this list comes in black except for the frame which I'll have painted dark red.
Usage - A commuter bike that I plan to ride in Tokyo and the surrounding mountains. Mostly road but I'd like something that can take a beating (pot holes/jumping curbs) and some gravel/dirt roads in Tokyo's suburbs. Reliability and low upkeep are valued over weight. I'm looking at ~4000+ miles a year. I'm 6ft at 210lbs.
Frame/Fork - Igleheart custom steel
Brake lever - Shimano BL-M800 Saint
Brakes - Shimano BR-M800 Saint
Front hub - Phil Wood QR Front Disc
Rear hub - Rohloff Speedhub
Rims - Mavic A317
Spokes - Sapim CX-Ray
(its been sugested that these are a bad choice with disc brakes with butted 14/15 spokes as a better option)
Crank set - ??? - ???
Saddle - Brooks B17
Seat post - Thomspm Elite
Tyres - Sport Contact 700x32
Bars - Nashbar Trekking
I'll select the Headset and Stem latter.