First frame buildup: Crank/BB Questions
OK this is the first time I've ever built a bike from a bare frame. I bought it with nothing more than a couple of brakes mounted, and the headset/fork installed. I will figure out how to route the brake cables, etc, that'll all be pretty simple.
What I don't get though is what kind of cranks and bottom bracket to buy. I'm using a Suzue basic fixed/free hub. On the old bike (bent frame!) that I had built up, the outer (larger) chainring lined up perfectly with the hub. Is this true on all road doubles?
From what I have read, I just have to find a crankset to use, and then the crankset will specify spindle length required for the correct chainline. Then just mount a 42 tooth (my personal choice) chainring in place of the 52 or 53 tooth ring, with appropriate bolts, and be done.
Do I have the right idea here?
I am also lost as to what to look for in a crankset. I see many new ones costing alot of money, and I am TRYING to be frugal here. Aren't we all though
. I assume that I just want to look for one with a 130BCD so that chainrings will be easy to get. Do I have that right?
Thanks for reading, sorry for the 'book' of a post.