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    DNPAIMFB pinkrobe's Avatar
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    Opinions on Rob Roy build

    One of the bolts on my seatpost snapped today, so it's time for a new bike. True, I could just buy a new seatpost for $20, but that's no fun. Here's my build idea, let me know what you think...

    Frame: IRO Rob Roy
    Wheels: I have a pair of Open Pro rims kicking around, so I'm thinking that I should get some of the IRO low flange hubs and then build the wheels up myself.
    Tires: Something cheap from MEC
    Crank/BB: IRO/IRO
    Chain: SRAM from MEC
    Seatpost: I'm torn between blinging it out [Thomson] and going for the basics [IRO or Kalloy]
    Seat: The ratty piece of crap I've been using since '96
    Headset: I've had good luck with the Cane Creek S-6, but the FSA looks fine as well
    Stem: I have a soft spot for Thomson, but I could go with a generic one just as easily
    Bar: Flip/chop on a really cheap road bar
    Brakes: I could pull the NGC982 cantis off my Axis [ca. 1986], or go with some Avid Shorty 6 or SD5
    Levers: Dia-Compe SS-5 [for cantis] or Avid Ultimate
    Tape: Black fabric tape
    Cog: IRO or Surly
    Freewheel: cheap and expendable
    Chainring: Shimano XT from '95
    Cables: whatever's handy
    Fenders: Planet Bike

    This bike will see pretty much daily duty and will be going to the bar with me, so I don't want to go nuts with expensive parts. Does anything look ridiculously out of place here?
    Last edited by pinkrobe; 01-30-07 at 09:02 PM.
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    looks like it'll be fun as ****
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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    No fenders?
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    DNPAIMFB pinkrobe's Avatar
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    I knew I forgot something...
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    Rack?

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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    Sounds like a no nonsense build. It'll be a fine ride and shouldn't attract too much attention unless you don't lock it right.
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    DNPAIMFB pinkrobe's Avatar
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    I won't do the rack thing. I have a pub bag [a.k.a. the Ship Sac] that can hold a lock, light jacket, my helmet and a mini light. I have a bigger bag that I commute with, so...
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