First, much thanks for answering a bunch of odd-ball questions from me recently! I knew I wanted to build up something to use for urban riding on paved streets and trails, hopping sidewalks, crossing parking lots and grassy shortcuts and maybe the occasional hard packed trail. Relaxed geometry and straight bars in contrast to the drops on my Riv.
After much deliberation and back and forth between frame styles, vintage vs. new, this frame vs that frame, etc... i finally decided on a white Jamie Roy from IRO. I picked up a 56mm on ebay, a 2006 with the yellow head badge. I'm a sucker for old school badges. So now I'd like to use this thread to show my build-up progress and get a bunch more advice along the way. I'll also continually add updated pics to this first post as the thread moves along.
Now... what to add to the frame first..... I'm thinking a new fork. I really want a carbon fork with disc brake tabs. So first question of my big adventure would be WHICH FORK? Suggestions?
And meanwhile, I know I want to get a phil wood bb (after having one on my Riv I won't get anything else) but not sure how to figure out which one i need. How do i know what to get?
Here's the "before" pic from ebay...