Okay, here we go.
For the last year or so I have been waging my personal War against Type 2 Diabetes and my trusty altered Univega MTB has been there every time I needed it.
And now, strickly by chance, I have become the newest owner of a 2003 LEMOND Nevada City:
Luckily it's the right size. I've had this frame for a couple weeks and had thought to flip it for a profit and move on, it only cost me $50, but the more I stared at it, the more I could hear it talk.
So here we go. I've lost 65lbs over the last year and a half and am still shrinking and I want to ride a century next year. I know this is a aluminum frame and the ride will be a bit rougher than my steely MTB. I want to build this as rock solid as I can, but still keep it affordable. Most of the parts will come from that auction place so I will be a bit on a gamble streak, but thats okay as I'll keep an eye on Craigs also, but that will be a slim calling in this area.
From the community:
Advice= I posted this here instead of the wrench forum because us Clydes/Athenas have "special" needs for equipment. What is the bone minimum make/model on components? Pros/Cons on component choices? Triple vs Double chainring? etc
I'll try to use this thread to document the build. This bike will be strictly for charity organized rides and I am as far from a roadie speed demon as 1 can get, so we can keep that in mind. And this will be a great way for me to develop my wrench abilities too.
Thanks in advance y'all.