I've just started my search on information regarding building a bike from the frame up. I'm looking for basics for selection of components, what components are needed, and instruction for actually installing components. The first searches I've done on the internet and bike forums have not provided what I'm looking for so perhaps I'm not asking the right question. Any guidance would be appreciated.
I ordered a Voodoo Nakisi frame (http://www.voodoo-usa.com/bicycles/nakisi) and I'm planning on building it up over the winter. I already have a good road bike, mountain bike and comfortable long distance bike. What I am missing is a long distance comfortable gravel grinder bike. I live in an area where pretty much all roads south are paved and all roads north are dirt. I have not explored much in the dirt area because my mountain bike is not comfortable for long rides. So I am planning on building up the Nakisi similar to a Fargo - 2.0"+ size tires, disc brake 29er wheelset and dirt drop bars, maybe even the woodchipper bar.
So now the next step - I know the main parts, but need more information to make good choices on parts. I like the Fargo but the 2012 with 10 speed STI double and DT Swiss wheels doesn't seem like it will hold up under Clyde weight and constant rough roads. The Nakisi will accept wide tires just like the Fargo and is a similar type of bike. Plus I am looking forward to researching, selecting and building the bike. I understand some parts may need to be done by the LBS who has the correct tools and knowledge. BTW - I purchased the frame from my LBS - the same one that I would help me build it. But I don't want to just have them build it up, I look forward to expanding my tune-up level bike knowledge by building as much as I can myself.
So where do I go to get the knowledge to build up a bike?