Originally Posted by legot73
Love the head tube! That's a great setup. Care to share specs and costs that patience brings?
I got the original bike (1981 Trek 710, Reyneols 531 frame and fork w/ a beat up Shimano 600 group) on ebay for $26. It was listed as a beach cruiser becasue someone put a set of flat bars on it!
Anyway I sold off most of the old parts that were working and made $125. It really needed a paint, as a whole bunch was missing. Also the head badge was shot and I could never find another one on ebay so I went with the gargoyle. I also thought the gargoyle would chase away the evil, cager spirits on my commute!
That is what they are supposed to do!
The new paint & decals were $350 (the gargoyle was $60 of the $350). I bought a new FD & RD Deore LX ($80) as the old Suntour stuff had started to wear out. I swapped all of the other parts from my other trek commuter which I had slowly upgraded over time. Shipping both ways was $80. So $510-$125= $385
Now if you add in all of the othe stuff below, pricey!
But if you buy quality componets you can always swap them to other bikes inthe future. It helps keep costs down if you decide to change your bike.
Here are the specs:
Reynolds 531 Frame & Fork (Hand Made in the USA!)
Nitto Moustache bars & Technomic 80mm Stem
Brooks Champion Special Saddle
SKS fenders w/homemade mudflaps
Sugino AT Triple w/ 50/40/28
Shimamo long Reach side pull brakes (non recess mount)
Phil wood bottom bracket
Shimano Deore LX deraliers
Jandd Expidition rack
Cane Creek brake levers
Campagnolo record hubs 36 hole laced to Mavic MA2 rims
Specialized Aramadillo tires
Olds School Reflectors