Old 08-02-12, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jr59 View Post
I'm with Bill and Aaron on this;

EVERY time I build an older frame up with newer stuff, no matter how cheap I get the newer stuff,
I always am shocked on what I have spent. Of course I have a bike, just the way I want it. With just the stuff I like on it.
But it never comes out to be a super deal. Nor a deal as good as I can find on a complete bike. lol...I will still change stuff on the complete bike so maybe it's close.

It sure gets pricey to build up a bike with modern components unless you can find a deal on a donor bike. That way you can get a low-cost groupset and other components and maybe even sell the frame to offset the cost of the donor.

But then, if you are like me, will never be happy with what someone else spec'ed out on the donor bike originally from the factory, and will end up dropping cash on upgrades anyhow
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