Help Me Finish Building my Gravel Grinder/Entry Cross Bike
Hey, I recently was on ebay and impulsively started bidding on a 2009 Blue CXC. I maxed out my bid at $450, and it's not a complete bike.... so I have a lot of work to do to finish it up, and don't have a lot of money. Here's what I have:
Just to clarify: I am not asking for handouts, I am not asking to buy parts... I'm asking for build suggestions and insight from those who are more knowledgeable than myself.
Blue Competion Cycle Cyclocross CXC 55cm frameset
Aerus 42cm bars,
Aerus 110cm Stem,
Aerus 400cm seatpost,
FSA waterbottle cages,
Sram Avid Shorty 4 Brakes and all cables.
Shimano 105 front derallieur,
FSA ISIS Bottom Bracket 68
SPD style mt bike pedals.
Kenda Kwick 700X28 tires, Hutchinson Pro Series 700X30 tires Schwalbe Kojak Road Tires 700X28 115psi tires, (really just a bonus)
So... Here's what I'm left feeling I need to finish the build... can someone verify I'm right:
I'm trying to do all of this for around $400 so I can keep the whole bike and build around $900. Any good recommendations? I'm thinking Aksium wheels if I can snipe a pair for cheap on the ebay.
Any good recommendations on what kind of crank/rear derailleur/cassette might be best?
Any feedback would be great!