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Old 03-23-06, 09:26 PM   #1
Everest
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Build Evauation, How Does This Sound

Well I'm looking to start doing some touring, I already have alot of bikes and am expierenced with rebuilds and build ups. I have a rather limited budget but am willing to spend money where necersarry and like to think I know what I'm doing enough to build something nice. Heres the story my dad has an old bike that he dosent use anymore, had it in college and has since replaced it. The other parts have been gradually aquired over time through the usual methods ebay, trades digging through boxes in the back of the shop. Anyway I know these threads must get old but how does this sound.

Frame: Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 (has 17" stays and braze-ons on both front and rear dropouts)
Head set: Stock
Seat post: Stock Sugino or Sakae
Stem: One of the alloy stems I have around
Bars: Alloy randonees off a Super Le Tour
Bar Tape: Nashbar natural cork
Brake levers: Shimano Aero
Brake Calipers: Dia Comp centerpulls
Wheels: 700c Gold 32 hole Arayas on suzue hubs
Cranks: Sugino triple
Freewheel: Shimano 600 sealed bearing 13-32
Rear Derailluer: Suntour XC
Front: Low end Shimano MTB
Shifters: NOS Schwinn Approved bar ends (Same as Suntours)
Saddle: Brooks B15N
Tires: Schwinn Super Records 28c (when they wear out I will be getting Panracer paselas)
Front rack: Nashbar housebrand
Rear rack: Blackburn Expedition
Bags: Nashbar frame bag, Handle bar bag, and under seat bag. Still need panniers
Pump: Topeak frame fit
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Old 03-23-06, 11:14 PM   #2
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Sounds ok. I'd look for a cassette and newer rear hub if you can afford it-- a much better choice than an older freewheel set up. A threadless headset and fork wouldn't be bad idea as well.

But if you don't have any money for upgrades-- you bike will still work just fine. The important thing is to just get out there and ride.
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