Originally I had planned to buy a complete CX rig to race next season. I wanted to have something new and decently nice. I have had exactly one brand new complete bike in my life and one complete used. All my other bikes have been built from the frame up. I was going to treat myself to something new...
Then I realized that isn't how I do things.
Here is what I have so far:
-Used Scattante XRL that was misspelled and listed under lamps/other on ebay. $80 shipped.
-XT 750 hubset that I randomly picked up like 4 years ago for $7. They are basically brand new.
-FSA Gossamer crank $17 will need a BB and a 46t ring.
-6500 Ultegra FD $5.25.
-Shimano 600 RD, I think this came off of my C'dale before I swapped all the parts.
-Control Tech 3a seat post that I have had kicking around unused for years.
-PRO Vibe 7s bar and stem AL version. $75 it was to good of deal to pass up even though I didn't have a use for them when I bought them. Probably way too nice for the bike.
-Huchinson CX tires that I got for free a long time ago. I don't know what model but they are yellow...
-Brakes headset and saddle-TBD. I'll keep watching ebay for deals.
The plan is to run 8sp with Campy Veloce shifters.
Thinking IRO Cold Fusion rims. Would it be stupid to run non machined rims on a CX bike? I only ask because they are out of silver and black in machined. I was thinking silver wouldn't be a big deal when I wore though the anno.
Fork. This is probably going to be the biggest PITA of the build as there are far fewer options in terms of inexpensive carbon cross forks. Maybe now that the season is basically over I can find a take off or something.
Sorry for the long winded post. I get excited when things start falling into place. The frame is scheduled to come in tomorrow. I'll post pictures as all the parts start getting here.