Not sure if this is an interest to any of you here or not, But I'll start this and see if it gathers any traction.
A few changes in my life has knocked me back to my old self and I am back on my bikes and
I even have a new job in a Bike Shop after being out of Cycling now for 7 years. I am loving it
again as I have in the past.
This all started out with me buying a Nashbar Steel MTB Frame that came with a Free Seatpost!
I spent a few days pouring over what parts I had in my bins, (Few except for a Brooks B-17,
and some Platform pedals with SPD on the other side), some deals I found locally, and what
I could buy on-line.
So far this is what I have for the Bike Build:
Nashbar Frame in a 21 inch Frame
Nashbar Seat post and seat post binder
Brooks B-17 Honey Brown Saddle (used)
Carbon Fiber Front Fork with Disc Brake and canti drops
Cane Creek S-3 1 1/8” Threadless Headset, Black
Shimano LX Treking Crank set, 48/36/26T triple (2006), Black Arms
Shimano ES71 Bottom Bracket
Nashbar Rodeo Pedals, SPD and Platform
Vuelta Crosser x II ATB Wheelset, with Michelin blackwalls 26x1.95
As of 30 April 2007 this is all I have on hand and ready for my build.
I am pondering what the rest of the bike will be like. I have aspirations that this will
be a fast Canalpath and groomed trail ride, occasional Commuting Duty and Grand Paw
duty at times with a Kid Back trailer.
My vision is to have mostly a BLACK components hung on the rest of the frame.
I have not finalized my handlebars or stem yet, but I could either go Flat bar or Road bars.
The Frame has been fully prepped, inspected for alignment and is perfect, and the Seat
post binder has been drilled out and a Seat Binder Allen installed. I did this to ensure the
security of the Brooks saddle once installed. The paint quality is better than I ever expected
for the price paid for this frame.
Tonights project is to hang the Bottom Bracket and install the crank, as well as mocking
up the fork and wheelset to envision what the bike will look like when it's finished.
If I have the time, I'll take a few shots and try and upload them for you to see.
I'll be working a deal or two with the Shop I am at to see what other "BUYS" I can get.
After setting up a few Disc brakes over the weekend, I think I will be going with
VID BB5's front and rear. Not sure if I'll stay with 160 MM rotors or go with slightly
larger ones at 185 MM.
Derailleurs will be a mix (I think). Looking at a long cage SRAM X7 in black and maybe
an LX or Deore front Derailleur. I want to ensure that when I buy my stuff, that when
I get to the final area of "FIT" which I will do at the shop, that only the Stem and handlebar
election will need to be made.
So... Is there any interest in following something like this?