Welp, I'm building my firs bike since I stopped wrenching at the bike shop in 1984. Yeah, a lot has changed. I'm building up a Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie frame with a combination of Sram Force and a variety of upgrades. Anyhow, wondering if anyone would like to chime in with some advice.
1. I'd like to get a soup-to-nuts kit with everything from detailers to bar tape. Cyclecrossworld.com was the first place I found. I like the group but plan on upgrading to Avid Ultimate brakes and Red Shifters. I'm cool with everything else. Here's a link: http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/sram-...d-pro-kit.html
Anybody know if this is a decent deal? Or is there a better, less expensive source for a full kit somewhere? I've Googled a bit and found alternatives, but would like to get the first-hand story
2. Shifters, Headsets / Stems, BB's... have changed a lot since the last bike I built. Anybody know of any good resources to upgrade my skills / knowledge / tools — and knock the rust off the stuff that hasn't chaged?
Thanks for your help.