Hello to everyone:
First I wanted to say I'm a long time lurker and now its time to reach out for my rookie post.
I wanted some help building my first freewheel bike!
I have always had a mountain bike (07 Cannondale f5), however I am moving to a city where I will need something a little zoomier for the road and lighter for the hikes up the steps. I have always enjoyed the look and feel of the track bikes, and I do have experience with a friends Pista.
In my time lurking on this site-I have compiled a list of frames I would like to start with, but need help on everything else really-save for the saddle and the wheels.
These are the frames that I have narrowed my search down to:
ALL CITY BIG BLOCK
MERCIER KILO TT
GLOBE ROLL 1
*I know the EAI is more expensive, however I can get it in black right now. All the other frames I will have to take to a shop and get them painted. Not too keen on any other color.
Here are my details:
I am 5'11" 185 lbs, and will ride this on the flat roads of DC. I wont be doing any jumps or anything like that. I was leaning to a 55" frame; I have a 32" inseam; I'm not too sure if I should go for a smaller frame or not. I would like a bike that's more agile and light.
This is going to be a freewheel bike, so I would like to run both a front and rear brake with the velocity halo wheels (not sure which model to obtain):
I'd like to keep the total build =<$1000
In any regards, I will need help on what parts to pick up to complete my build. I really appreciate your help and please excuse the rookie in me asking.