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    My Next Project

    I've always wanted to build my own bike. Just because. Anyway, I think I might start with a red one of these.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...nito-6657.html

    Of course by the time I've pulled the funds together, I'll have changed my mind 10 times, but for now, this is it!!!
    2010 Orbea Orca
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    "I'm toying with the idea of becoming a useful member of society."

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    Nice looking bike! Just be aware that building a bike from the frame up always ends up costing a lot more than buying a complete bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    Nice looking bike! Just be aware that building a bike from the frame up always ends up costing a lot more than buying a complete bike...
    On the short term. In the long run, you'll end up replacing all the stock parts with the parts you really want, so you're paying for the complete bike and the upgrade parts. I've got a 2008 Cross Check complete, which at this point, the only stock components are the frame/fork/headset, handlebars, shifters and rear hub/spokes.
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