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Location: Cowtown, AB
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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...
IRO Rob Roy
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.
Something cheap from MEC
SRAM from MEC
I'm torn between blinging it out [Thomson] and going for the basics [IRO or Kalloy]
The ratty piece of crap I've been using since '96
I've had good luck with the Cane Creek S-6, but the FSA looks fine as well
I have a soft spot for Thomson, but I could go with a generic one just as easily
Flip/chop on a really cheap road bar
I could pull the NGC982 cantis off my Axis [ca. 1986], or go with some Avid Shorty 6 or SD5
Dia-Compe SS-5 [for cantis] or Avid Ultimate
Black fabric tape
IRO or Surly
cheap and expendable
Shimano XT from '95
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?
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'06 Cervelo Soloist Carbon | '09 Titus El Guapo | '09 Misfit diSSent | '09 Wabi Lightning
Last edited by pinkrobe; 01-30-07 at 10:02 PM.