Long time lurker, first time poster. I’ve been saving my pennies and doing some research and I would really like to build a really good commuter bike. I have really only done basic repairs on my bike over the last 3 years or so and this will be my first full build.
So this is what I’m thinking:
Frame/Fork/BB/Headset/Stem: State Bicycle Co
Handlebars: Nitto Flat Street Bar
Shim for Handlebars: Velo Orange
Handlebar Grips: Brooks Cambium
Brake Levers: Tektro FL750
Brakes: Tektro R539
Brake Cable Kit: Novara
Seat: Brooks Cambium
Seatpost: Kalloy Laprade
Crankset: Grand Cru Fluted Sing
Internal Hub: SRAM i-3 freewheel
Auto Internal Hub: SRAM Automatix
Rims: Alex Rims
Front Hub: Formula
Shifter: Sturmey Archer SLS30 3RT
Tires: Panaracer Pasela
If anyone would could lend some advice I have a couple questions:
- Will these parts be compatible? Are there any better options for quality/price that I should be thinking about?
- Has anyone tried the SRAM Automatix? is it better than an internal hub with a shifter?
- Is it standard to have a professional at my LBS build the wheels with the hub?