I want to have my lbs build a surly troll. I'd provide the seat, pedals, and handlebars.
My bars would be trekking bars. they are Mtb size. Can you guys spec other things for me? A compact double in the front-9 speed in back. Shifters need to be simple and reliable.
My main concern is the wheels. I want to ask for a tough set of 26 in rims and a nice set of commuter slicks. I would put lots of milea on this bike.
So if you can give me ideas on the wheels and a low cost drive train/brake set/gear setup I would appreciate it, as I'd like to make good choices. Money is an issue. The frame is around 500, and I'd like to get the bike built for another 500 if possible.