Join Date: Oct 2009
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hello and I have some questions!
Hello all, first off, I am new to these forums. Hello all. I signed registered for the forums because I have been cycling and have multiple questions regarding building a bike. I am a novice with a 93' Ross 10 speed in mediocre shape. I rode the 30 mile Bike MS NYC with two friends and realized the old sluggish bike was not cutting it. I am not 100% in the exact setting I want, but have a rough idea. I decided to look for a newer bike and saw a frame and parts for sale in my size (58cm).
Parts included in lot:
-Brand New Road Bike Carbon Frame (58cm Frame Size)
-700c Wheel Size
-580mm Center Of Steer Tube to Center Of Seat Tube
-200mm Steer Tube
-68mm Bottom Bracket Width
-1 1/8 HeadSet
-34.9 Seat Clamp
-31.6 Seat Post
-2 lbs 7.3 oz Frame Weight
-Shimano 105 Cranks 175mm Double 53-39 Chainrings
-Carbon ITM Road Bars 44cm
-Sram Hollow Tech Road Chain
-Shimano Gear And Brake Cables
-Road Calipers Brakes Pads Included
-Specialized BodyGlove Seat
-Specialized Road Stem 120mm
Does anyone have a rough estimate of the value of those parts all together listed above? After looking at this list, I figure l would need wheelset (tires/tubes), cassette, deraillers, brake levers/shifters and pedals. Am I missing anything?
I am contemplating buying the lot of frame/forks and parts and building the bike. Is this an impossible task for a novice who has never built a road bike? Will the remaining parts needed be very costly? (a Shimano 105 cassette, derailer, so on.)
I know it is a lot of information and questions, but any information would be greatly appreciated.