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    Ride like and Antelope! Wspsux's Avatar
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    Stock build vs my build. Worth it? (big block)

    Hi All,

    Im getting ready to start my build on an All City Big Block but I'm not sure my build is worth the "premium" over the stock complete. The final price is calculate based on a price search. I'll be snooping for bargains when it comes time to buy.
    My build will be as follows:

    Frame- AC BB-
    Wheels- H Plus Formula
    Bottom Bracket- Either Campy or Sugino- something under $100
    Headset- FSA or IRD
    Crankset- Omnium
    Tires- gatorskin probably or randoneurs from vittoria
    Saddle- Specialized Romin (or carry over my Turbo)
    Seatpost- Thomson Elite
    Stem- Cinelli

    handle bars, pedals, chain, brakes etc. will be carried over from my parts bin initially until i get around to replacing them.

    This Build comes to around $1200-$1400 Vs the complete for $925

    the stock build is All-City Cycles Big Block

    Im open to suggested replacement parts.

    I've never made a parts list thread before so go easy on me if I've left anything out .


    Thanks!

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    Bastard of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
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    Unless you're feeling the need to drop a bunch of money on something right away, why not just buy the complete (which is very good right out of the box) and gradually switch parts out?

    Also, Omniums use a GXP outboard bearing bottom bracket and are not compatible with anything Campy or Sugino makes. If you want something fancy-shmancy you'll need to go with a Phil Wood or Chris King.

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    where is the eye doctor. think I'm seeing double

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    Ride like and Antelope! Wspsux's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Unless you're feeling the need to drop a bunch of money on something right away, why not just buy the complete (which is very good right out of the box) and gradually switch parts out?

    Also, Omniums use a GXP outboard bearing bottom bracket and are not compatible with anything Campy or Sugino makes. If you want something fancy-shmancy you'll need to go with a Phil Wood or Chris King.
    I was not aware of that, glad you stopped by.

    thanks for the input, Scrod!

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    Rochambo, *****es jhess74's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wspsux View Post
    I was not aware of that, glad you stopped by.

    thanks for the input, Scrod!
    Most Omnium cranksets I've seen include the GXP bb anyway, so you could scratch that expense. But overall, Scrod's right about buying the stock and upgrading as needed. The stock does come with Andel cranks (rebranded as A-C) that are pretty highly regarded - you may find they're more than good enough.
    "I don’t like to think of laws as rules you have to follow, but more as suggestions." - George Carlin

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    If you get the complete there is still the cost of pedals and foot retention. Also bars unless you're ok with track drops.

    I'll note that eighteen months after delivery of my BB, the only replacements I've wanted or needed have been tires and chain, due to wear.

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    Ride like and Antelope! Wspsux's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
    If you get the complete there is still the cost of pedals and foot retention. Also bars unless you're ok with track drops.

    I'll note that eighteen months after delivery of my BB, the only replacements I've wanted or needed have been tires and chain, due to wear.
    what color have you got? Any pics?

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    Lousy camera on my phone... It's the gold/black complete.

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    All-Ciity makes excellent bikes that are often overlooked. I've been wanting to build up a Thunderdome since they came out a couple of years ago and will most likely be doing so very soon.

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