I have a steel road frame I am building up and am wondering what I should look for in components so I can complete my build. My budget is just $700 for everything as all I have is the frame, headset and forks. I intend to buy good, used parts to stretch my budget out a bit. This is my very first bike build.
Btw, this is the road bike I will use for centuries and for hauling my little boy around in his Burley trailer. I live on a double digit grade hill which I intend to ride up except when I've got him in tow in which case I will walk it up. I'm considering putting on an 11-28 cassette. Any advice for the rest?