Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Bikes: 1988 Bridgestone RB-2 converted to ss
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So I have been on a quest for a new bike to replace my bridgestone rb-2 ss conversion. A kilo tt in chrome seems like a good deal, but then i saw a beautiful frame by wabi (wabicycles.com). The classic comes in a nice turquoise and is made from Reynolds 725 steal. The frame, fork, seat post clamp is 350. A complete is 675. While they look like they did an excellent job selecting parts, i have a feeling that i might end up changing things out anyways. Plus i have never built a bike from the ground up, and it sounds like a fun project.
It would be nice to get a better quality steal, and it seems that except for possibly IRO, no one else is offering them in this price range.
As a newb to anything but basic maintenance i was wonder what i could expect (besides taking it to the lbs for bb installation?). Also with a fresh clean slate like that what kind of parts would you throw on it?
What say you?