I just ordered a new Redline conquest frame and I'm going to build it up with parts I have laying around, but there are a few other things I need to buy. Since this is my first cross bike, I was hoping to get some advice.
Here are the parts I currently have...
105 Front and Rear Dérailleur (9 sp)
105 STI shifters
Tiagra compact crankset
Junky a-class wheels w/ ultegra 12-25 cassette
Avid shorty 6 canti brakes
Specialized road handlebar
Specialized Alias Saddle
Parts to buy
New Wheels (the spoke count is kind of low on my spare set)
I'd prefer to stay somewhat on the inexpensive side for the rest of the build. I'm not saying want I go to very cheap, but what are some good mid-range components good for cross. I plan to race the bike as well as use it for winter training to avoid dirtying up my road bike. I think I have all parts accounted for. If not, please let me know.