well since i have been doing these logs for some of the conversions i have done i thought it would be fun to do one for my first really nice build. i am finally replacing the black schwinn sprint (although i will never really get rid of it)
i have put thousands of miles on that bike and i love it but to tell the truth Chimblysweeps janie put me over the top as far as wanting a new bike. but anyways, the 6lb frame has to go.
it will be in the same vein though 73/74 degree angles with a slightly raised BB for a sport road geometry. i am using a light tubeset since i am right around 125lbs it will be a mix of OX platinum, ultra SS, and S3 from true temper.
the lugset is from henry james check em out here and the fork will most likely be a carbon model (blasphemy) i know most in here hate carbon but for 100 plus mile rides i appreciate it. (and it will be light) it will have a 1" head tube though so it will be a mix of classic parts that work well and some modern touches as well.
the lugs tubeset and brazeons were ordered today (minus the BB shell which is out of stock till next week) and i expect them to be in by friday so i can start measuring and filing. so check back as i will update this thread as much as possible so i can keep a nice running log from start to finish.
so here is my tenative parts listing
wheelset: Silver Phil's laced to something light 32h
Crank: stronglight 165's W/ 48T ring 1/8
Pedals: eggbeater SL's
Bars Nitto TT bars or possibly Road drops
seat: brooks B-17n chopped or White rolls
cogs: EAI 1/8 17t and 19t or 15t depending on where i am
Chain:KMC silver 1/8