I'd like to first say please don't try to discourage me from building and tell me it will be cheaper to just go buy a new bike.
I am going through with the build and am NOT going to sell it all and walk away.
So hear it goes:
$125 I bought a javelin sorento Frameset it was new old stock in box.
$0 It came with carbon front fork and headset parts.
$30 I bought SRAM 50/34T 110 BCD 172.5mm crankset
$100 I bought xero-lite xr3 wheels (yes I know they are not very good but I have them already.
So first my questions,
The crankset is described as being for a 10 speed rear... Does that mean it WILL NOT work with 6/7/8 rear cassette?
I know it's a silly question but I have a tight budget and don't mind have low end gear.
I do want something that is indexed for the cogs and friction for the chainrings.
I was looking at the mega range cassette from shimano. It's $13 and had a very large last gear. I have to climb a step bridge on my ride and do want this because I weigh 210LBs and at most if I really pushed it I could loose 15lbs but it would still be a pain up those bridges.
So if the 7 speed mega range is compatible with the crankset I bought how do I know which derailleur to buy front and rear? The front had a bracket sticking out and the rear has a tab.
The rear derailleur for indexed 7 speed is $13 I think but which one do I buy?
I also need to know what if anything I'm missing from headset to get the handlebar stem installed. I have seen spacers... Without reading this leads me to believe that the stem must be all the way down so it can push down on the bearing and therefore to go up you need spacers?
Is that correct?
Again please everyone don't just attack me. I don't care what original purpose of the frame is. I rode a built 55 and after my friend adjusted the bars and seat for me it was a very comfortable bike comparably to what I ride now.
It will NEVER see action I have a road bike and cross bike for those reasons.
This bike is just for cruising lakeshore drive for practicing so I don't have to ride my baby.
Oh also can you tell if I left anything out besides bars, cables, shifters, brakes, and levers.