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    Advice for my project/build

    I'm looking to build a simple, not flashy/blingy (all black) SS road bike with some narrow flat bars on it to ride on the road in the city and around the neighborhood and am trying to see if anyone on here knows a good forum to point me towards for more info on this, or has some input related to this that would help me out.

    I wanna keep it simple, reliable, quick/aggressive feeling and around/under the $500-$600 price point if possible. I was looking at the Nekkid frame on nashbar as the foundation for the build, seems to get great reviews all except the finish which I will just paint/refinish myself anyways. Also if you have exp with that frame I'm looking at the 54 based on the geo/size chart they have, I'm 5'9" with an inseam of around 31"32", I've had road bikes that were 54 and 56 and the 56 I felt a little stretched out on, I like my bikes to feel a little smaller "under me" vs me stretched out hanging on to them and I like my seat a little "higher" than some do if that makes sense.

    Is/are there any parts list I can use out there to make sure I'm not missing anything? So far this is what I have:
    Frame:
    Fork:
    BB:
    Headset:
    Stem:
    Handlebars:
    Grips:
    Hubs:
    Wheels:
    Tires:
    Crank:
    Chainring/Cog:
    Chain:
    Brakes/Levers/Cables:
    Pedals:

    I already have an SS 29er MTB and am completely in love with riding SS, but want something that will be much easier to ride on the road.

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    This isn't how it works. We're not a mind reading custom bike build shop that does all the googling for you. Also if your budget is $600 at most you won't get far building from scratch. For example, here are some pretty fair prices on what you listed if you went for cheap parts.
    Frame: $250
    Fork: $80
    BB: $35
    Headset: $25
    Stem: $30
    Handlebars: $50
    Grips: $15
    Hubs: $60
    Wheels: $140 (you must want a custom wheelset if you listed hubs separately?)
    Tires: $70
    Crank: $80
    Chainring/Cog: $40
    Chain: $10
    Brakes/Levers/Cables: $45
    Pedals: $70

    That puts you at exactly $1000 and a pretty average bike.

    Or..............
    kilott

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    Building a bike with all new parts on a $600 budget will get you about $150-200 worth of bike. You could buy a much nicer complete bike for that price.
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    Buy used if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
    Or..............
    kilott
    Pretty much this.

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    I was also advised against my low-cost build. Even the lbs told me it was a waste of time and money but I had a very specific bike in mind and I just wasn't going to find it on a website. You should check out http://www.bikesdirect.com I've seen their bikes on the street and they are really sweet but if you have your mind made up to build it yourself I say go for it. I did and so far I'm glad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INOX NYC View Post
    I was also advised against my low-cost build. Even the lbs told me it was a waste of time and money but I had a very specific bike in mind and I just wasn't going to find it on a website. You should check out http://www.bikesdirect.com I've seen their bikes on the street and they are really sweet but if you have your mind made up to build it yourself I say go for it. I did and so far I'm glad.
    Who's referrer ID is that?
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    Who's referrer ID is that?
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INOX NYC View Post
    What?
    See those seemingly random letters following the .com in the URL you just linked? That's an advertiser's unique identifier. It's used to ensure that a referring site gets paid for clicks. It's also generally bad form to link to a site using a referring ID, unless you happen to know it belongs to the site from which you're posting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    See those seemingly random letters following the .com in the URL you just linked? That's an advertiser's unique identifier. It's used to ensure that a referring site gets paid for clicks. It's also generally bad form to link to a site using a referring ID, unless you happen to know it belongs to the site from which you're posting.
    Sorry. Edited them out. Next time I know.

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    listen man.
    you can buy a complete bike and save a bunch of money like the kilo tt.
    or you can build a bike yourselve, have a **** ton of fun doin it, make it exactly how you want it, touch, seek out, and assemble every part, and build a great bike.

    option 2 is what i'd vote for, and by the sound of how you wrote the thread, i'm thinking you sound like you want ot build it yourself.
    so do it.
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    Kilo TT + upgrades.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max5480 View Post
    or you can build a bike yourselve, have a **** ton of fun doin it, make it exactly how you want it, touch, seek out, and assemble every part, and build a great bike.
    Don't do this for your first bike, while it is fun to build it yourself, unless you actually know what you want in a bike, you are going to get it wrong. The only way to really know is to spend a lot of time riding bikes that aren't what you like.

    I guess it comes down to Kili TT, upgrades, THEN new bike you built from the ground up

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    ^Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    I guess it comes down to Kili TT, upgrades, THEN new bike you built from the ground up
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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