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    building a bike?

    so im thinkin about it, maybe next year. what im thinking about is a commuter with internally geared hub, front hub would i like a generator, disk brakes, drop bars, ridgid fork and mountain bike frame, 26 or 29er not sure yet.
    i really enjoy commuting and just riding around town. i have never built a bike before and am new to cycling, and all the terminoligy and jargon that goes with it, but i believe i have a good mechanical ability.
    i dont know if there is really a ? i need to ask yet other than should i do this or leave it up to my LBS. maybe buy a complete and change it fit my needs? i know there is a lot involved and i need to research this and i will learn as i go.

    im looking to spend somewhere in the area of $2000 to $3000 or so.

    any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
    rob

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    Personally, I'd pass on the disk brake (unless you have long, steep hills). That may simplify a dynamo hub??

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    Jesus, you could do anything for $2000 to $3000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho
    Jesus, you could do anything for $2000 to $3000.
    Maybe, maybe not. It would depend on the particular equipment that you choose and how much of the work you can do yourself. If you were to build the bike around a Rohloff Speedhub Disc with higher end hydraulic brakes, for example, I'd think that you could burn through $3,000 pretty fast.

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    Check out this thread:
    "Old Bike" becomes "New Commuter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverborama
    Check out this thread:
    "Old Bike" becomes "New Commuter"
    yeah ive seen that, its a real nice bike. in fact i have a 90's giant innova hybrid i had thought about modifing to suit my likes i little better, but in the long run i think a mountain bike style frame with fatter tires will be better in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun
    Personally, I'd pass on the disk brake (unless you have long, steep hills). That may simplify a dynamo hub??
    i dont have many hills around but i do commute in the rain a bit and have had a few "episodes" . nothing too scary just didnt stop to my liking. if it comes down to choosing between dick brakes and and the dynamo hub ill choose the disk brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho
    Jesus, you could do anything for $2000 to $3000.
    wont spend it al if i dont have to

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    ilikethe look of this one



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    Check out the Tout Terrain Silkroad.

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    yup ilike that one two but not a fan of the permanent rear rack, this bike is where i am "stealing" most of my wants.

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