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Old 11-27-08, 03:41 AM   #1
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Hi all! 46 YO rookie.

Hey everybody. I have never been much of a bike rider until my eleven YO daughter started to like the sport this spring. I got her a Trek 220 and bought myself a circa 94 Specialized Crossroads. It was stock except for a set of new SECA FPS road tires. I really like the way this bike handles, but was thinking of upgrading to a road bike when a 95 Trek 7900 comp frame in excellant shape fell into my hands. I have never built a custom bike and would really appreciate any specific parts that would help me do a build for a nice commuter bike. I really need specific part info for high end to mid end shifter, derailler, and cranksets.
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Old 11-27-08, 04:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

Your best bet would be asking about components and stuff in the mechanics (my mainstay) or commuter sub-forums, though I will note that you don't really *need* high end stuff since at a certain point you are paying more for weight savings. However, if you are set with your retirement and stuff, feel free to spend a lot and help boost the GDP/GNP of wherever you are from. :-)

Knowing how much you want to spend will help us answer your questions because I can give you shifters/derailer/crank for anywhere from $120 to $1200+. You will also need some bike specific tools if you plan on DIY. A picture of your available parts and the bike/frame/whatever is on there will also help. Also, don't ask about SRAM v. Shimano if you come across that. A search through here will tell you why not to and you still won't get an answer - they both are good so either one is fine though I am privy to SRAM for mtbs and Shimano for roadie stuff.

Good luck and have fun.

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Welcome to the forums.

Your best bet would be asking about components and stuff in the mechanics (my mainstay) or commuter sub-forums, though I will note that you don't really *need* high end stuff since at a certain point you are paying more for weight savings. However, if you are set with your retirement and stuff, feel free to spend a lot and help boost the GDP/GNP of wherever you are from. :-)

Knowing how much you want to spend will help us answer your questions because I can give you shifters/derailer/crank for anywhere from $120 to $1200+. You will also need some bike specific tools if you plan on DIY. A picture of your available parts and the bike/frame/whatever is on there will also help. Also, don't ask about SRAM v. Shimano if you come across that. A search through here will tell you why not to and you still won't get an answer - they both are good so either one is fine though I am privy to SRAM for mtbs and Shimano for roadie stuff.

Good luck and have fun.

I don't think I can improve on that answer !

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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