I am hoping to get a Soma San Marcos frame (with threaded fork) soon. Lugged steel. Tange Prestige or Infinity or something. Designed by Rivendell.
But I don't know what would be good yet affordable components and wheels to put on it.
I want to keep it at or under 1800$ if possible for the completed bike.
Frame and threaded fork is ~900$ US dollars.
Any ideas for components?
I would use:
Brifters on the drop bar
Side pull brakes
Triple crank 30-39-50
8 speed in back (or 9)
700c wheels (using 25-32mm width tires)
No idea what bb or headset to use.
I intend to use it for all my riding - commutes and recreational drop bar road riding, though I am not a racer.
Thanks for any ideas.
I know this isn't about frames directly, but I figure you all will know what oges good on frames.