51cm frame, my old steel fork. Surly/Mavic/15-16DB spokes/alu nipple combo, Tioga Bloodhound tires 38mm fatties. Wheels converted to QR axles and bolt through skewers. (nope, no slippages- the skewers have serrated steel faces. two years using them on the old crosscheck and they never slipped)
American Classis ti post, generic ti rail seat, generic seat clamp. Ti Cycles ti stem, Titec Malone 46cm bar.
Cane Creek levers pulling Shimano cheapy v-brakes. Not sure if I like them; I may swap for something nicer. Canti or V is then the question. Or leave the rear off, but then I want a rear brake when freewheeling some trails.
Race Face Taperlock ti bottom bracket, Cook Bros. generic SPD clone pedals.
this is my commuter/grocery getter/ugly weather/dirt road exploring roadie. half the year it'll be sporting fenders and racks......and yes, sports the cut off drops that i happen to like. comfy riding and fast so far; i won't get a longer ride in until thursday morning. oh yeah, and brakes.