I just picked up a 2003 JTS frame which I am going to build up into a winter commuter. My wife thinks I am nuts biking in the winter considering that we live in Ottawa Canada. I am always up for a challenge. Who knows I might get sucked into the cyclocross scene. I have never built up a bike before but I figure I can figure it out with the help of my Zinn books.
I just need some help on selecting components. I am still debating between 9 or 10 speed as my road bike is currently nine speed which would allow me to use the wheel set over the winter without changing the cassette.
So here go the questions:
1. What is the clamp diameter of the seat tube? ie. what clamp diameter do I need for the front derailler. I got a winwood carbon seatpost with the frame so that is covered.
2. For my rear derailler I am assuming that I can run a short cage since I only have a double up front or ....? I have no clue on the reason for a short over a long if someone could fill me in that would be appreciated.
3. I have a headset included with my frame and I am pretty sure it is 1 1/8" diameter. Can someone confirm this? Also I am thinking of putting a carbon fork on it...any recommendations for a cheap (price wise) carbon fork. What rake do I need?
4. Final question. What is the space on the read dropouts 130mm or 135mm. Thanks for you assistance.
I probably won't get this build for another month or so but will post when it is completed.
Thanks in advance for you assistance.