I am new to the forum and in the process of trying my hand at building a bike. It's a Long Haul Trucker and I am trying to figure out the following:
1) I want a Phil Wood BB. I am using a Sugino XD2-500 crank. The stock LHT's come with the Shimano BB and it list it as 110mm. I think the Sugino crank specs call for 113-118mm. I am confused!!
2) I have a new XT long cage rear derailleur on hand. It is the Top Normal configuration....I think the stock LHT comes with the Low normal design. Will the Top normal work as well?? I am using Dura ace 9 sp bar end shifters.
3) What is my best choice for a front derailleur?? I have heard the I.R.D. Alphina on the Harris Cyclery website is the best choice, but I am not familiar with this. Would I be better off with a Shimano XT, Ultegra or something else??
Those are the 3 issues I have to figure out......I am chomping at the bit to get started and any information the board could provide would be greatly appreciated!!