I'm in the process of building my custom cyclocross singlespeed (fixie for city riding) and wanted some suggestions from the forum as to what features to include. Give me ideas, even if it sounds too "bling" or an unnecessary luxury. I'm not a serious racer, but do plan to take this bike on weekend races - 'tho I don't expect to win, I would like to be competitive and have fun.
My initial research tells me that I should have the following basic components:
Bottombracket: Phil Wood Ti premium
Rear hub: Phil flip/flop low flange
Front hub: White Industries H1 Ti
Wheelset: Velocity Escape tubular rims, Sapim CXray spokes
Crankset: Sugino Grand Mighty Gold/ Gigas 46t ring (with ENO 22t cog/18t fixed)
Chain: Izumi Super V
This build shows a preliminary weight of 17.5 lbs. (with Tufo 700x30 tires, Eggbeaters 2ti & Brooks saddle)
Comments, suggestions, changes?
Also, need suggestions for brakes and handlebars; I initially wanted to use bullhorn handlebars since most of my riding will be in the city during the week (Soma Pursuit), is this a bad idea for CX?