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Old 03-25-07, 08:57 PM   #1
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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.
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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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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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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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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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wont spend it al if i dont have to
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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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