the actual el guapo
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
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order of "build" purchases
before i get too involved in my 1st build, i have a few basic questions for those of you who have completed your own roadie build (esp. those of you who aren't mechanics).
some info fwiw;
i'd prefer sram rival or lower level campy derailleurs/brifters (i've got shimano on my other bike now...i'd just like to try something different). i'd like an 11-28 cassette and std dbl crank. i plan to have 2 wheelsets for this build....a paved and unpaved road set....so i'll need 57mm reach calipers (since i'm almost positive i'm going with a road frame instead of cx).
- have you discovered an order or priority of parts/components that makes for an easier, cost-effective, efficient build? (after you have your frame/fork). OR, is it best to just buy based upon availability/price?
- what are the pro's/con's of going with 9 vs. 10 spd (other than availability of parts)?
- do you have a fave vendor list?
i may edit this as more questions come up.
thank you in advance for your help!