Ok, so I bought me a 56cm Nashbar frame yesterday, now I'm gonna need to load it up with stuff!
We're going for "cheap, but good" and I'll be using it for loaded touring (TransAm in 2012!) and probably for commuting (if I can get over my paranoia about having another bike stolen).
If you have any recommendations for components (especially if you've built one of these yourself) I'd love to hear 'em!
We've got a bunch of dead MTBs at my house, and I was thinking of just sticking an Alivio groupset I have on there, with some bar-end shifters. Will those index properly/is that a good idea to save cost?