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    Build Kits

    Who has the best prices on build kits with everything included wheels, headset, group set etc? I checked colorado cyclist any other ideas?

    BTW... I'm looking to build up a surly cross check or something similar as an all around bike for commuting group rides, and the occasional century.
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    I'm not sure who has the best prices on build kits. Do you have your mind set on a certain level of components? Why not buy the Cross Check Complete? It seems to have some decent specs for a commuter and you could upgrade parts as you go.

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    Oddly enough www.probikekit.com out of the UK has some very good
    prices, though oriented more toward racing than commuting. They
    emphasize groups. I got a (small) order in about 10d from them
    recently. Not sure how they would ship a group and wheels may be
    a problem so shipping time may vary from my experience.
    I say oddly because US pricing is generally the envy of euro cyclists.

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    Lickton's in Chicago doesn't list complete build kits on their web site but says; "let us quote on your complete bike kit."

    In my experience their prices are quite competative and noticably lower on some components then most other dealers. Give them a call or e-mail (www.lickbike.com) and see what they offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban_assault View Post
    I'm not sure who has the best prices on build kits. Do you have your mind set on a certain level of components? Why not buy the Cross Check Complete? It seems to have some decent specs for a commuter and you could upgrade parts as you go.
    Yes, I want ultegra or rival level components. If I was only to use this for a commuter I'd go with the complete cross check however I want nicer components for my training rides and centuries.
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    Jenson usually has good prices on kits and often deals on Surly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgonzo007 View Post
    Yes, I want ultegra or rival level components. If I was only to use this for a commuter I'd go with the complete cross check however I want nicer components for my training rides and centuries.
    OK, cool. I think some of the other posts have steered you in the right direction. They helped me also since I will be building up a frame in the coming months. If you go with the Rival, please update us on how you like it. I'm looking at that group as well.

    Good Luck.

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    GVH also has good prices, but not on Shimano unless you also buy a frame. You'ld be better off with Veloce anyhow

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
    GVH also has good prices, but not on Shimano unless you also buy a frame. You'ld be better off with Veloce anyhow
    I've heard Veloce would make a nice commuter bike, as it tolerates wet weather (better). No idea how accurate that is, but if I was starting from scratch I'd investigate it as a group for a commuter/all rounder bike.

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    +1 Best prices I found for Campy groups are probikekit and lickbike. Lickbike has also good prices on 2006/2007 wheels. Service is excellent in both places.

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    buy the frame and send it to yellowjersey.org

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    i have a trek frame, brake calipers, seatpost and wheels. is there any way i can build a decent bike out of this for $400-$500?

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    also keep in mind that this will be my first real road bike when i mean 'decent'

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgonzo007 View Post
    Who has the best prices on build kits with everything included wheels, headset, group set etc? I checked colorado cyclist any other ideas?

    BTW... I'm looking to build up a surly cross check or something similar as an all around bike for commuting group rides, and the occasional century.
    Without a doubt, buy the bike complete from Surly. They are less than a $1000. You can't even buy Veloce or 105 build kits for what the entire bike costs from Surly. Good luck


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