For my senior project (Mechanical Engineering) I built a bamboo bicycle. It preformed rather admirably but with the end of the school year the components have been stripped as they were the schools and I'm looking to build up the frame again.
At the moment all I have is the seat, crank set (shimano 105 octalink) and front derailleur (braze-on). I'm looking at several groupsets, mostly shimano-105 (silver to go with the front derailleur) and am wondering what you guys would recommend for a fork.
Previously we had a carbon fork installed without any issues but I wasn't really happy with the aesthetics of the fork with the bamboo; it just kind of clashed. I'm looking for something with a little more of a classic feel, possibly chrome or solid white or black. Technical wise the head tube is integrated for the headset and would require a 1-1/8" non threaded steer tube. I'd prefer if it melded with the fatter integrated headset but it's not necessary.
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Also, if anyone has recommendations on a classy set of wheels for somewhere around $200 that would be great.