Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Bikes: Dawes Kalahari, Puch Prima Super Sport, Graham Weigh 853
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Build ideas... Feedback encouraged :)
Here's my build plan. It's based around my much modified Dawes Kalahari (alloy trekking frame with Cromo Fork).
Wheels are going to be what's on their already; Mavic a319/deore front with a Vuelta Typhoon/Shimano Rm-40 rear. I'll be fitting a 7 speed cassette 13t/30t.
Brakes are sorted (I hope). I have some NOS Suntour XC Pro brakes to use. Likewise, I have an XC Pro rear mech. Gear levers are Suntour Command Shifters. These can run in friction or index. I have been told that they will index a Shimano 7 speed cassette if you use a Suntour rear mech. Up front will be a Sora triple. I'm going to take the 52t ring off and replace with a bash guard to make a 42/30 double. The front mech will remain the original Shimano C101.
I'll try and find some nice bars (and maybe a new stem). I'm thinking about 3ttt, Nitto and Modolo right now. Brakes levers and cross tops are going to be Cane Creek, since they are the team sponsor. I'll use the money saved by recycling to buy some nice tyres. Probably Challenge Grifos or Panaracers. My bike is going to be a bit "burly", and the brake cable run is in exactly the wrong place for shouldering, so I will have to work around that.
This was all clear, before I found out that my teammate is selling a Kona Major Jake Scandium frameset! :/
Any thoughts? In particular, how can I work around the cable guid where my shoulder should be?