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Old 04-07-13, 08:52 AM
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My New Build

I saw a frame for sale and thought it was beautiful. For $98 (including shipping) I thought it would be the start of a really nice build.
The frame is a cyclocross frame, but I can't afford road shifters, so I am going flat bar and XT shifters, so it has become a hybrid.

2009 Scott CX Team with matching carbon fork. (not my actual frame, but identical)


The rest of the parts are as follows,

FSA Gossamer triple crankset
Shimano 105 hubs

FSA OS99 stem

SD7 brakes

XT Shifters

Specialized low rise bar

Mavic A119 rims (black)

Red Jagwire cable set

Ergonomic grips that I will cover in leather


I'm trying to do this on a budget and so far I think I'm succeeding. So far I'm into the project for $372. Not to bad so far.
For the rest of the parts, I will use parts from my parts bin, an Ultegra cassette, XT front and rear mega 9 derailleurs and XTR 9 speed chain.

The only things left are spokes and a decent seat. I'm going with straight gauge spokes as they are less expensive and stronger and I am a heavy guy.

Ian
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What makes you think straight gauge spokes are stronger?
Spokes typically fail in the bend because of fatigue cycles flexing said bend. Double butted spokes will "stretch" a bit in the middle section, resulting in less flex in the bend.
Hopefully you are going to 36 spoke wheels, at least on the rear?
How heavy are you?

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What makes you think straight gauge spokes are stronger?
From what I have read, I thought straight gauge spokes were heavier, but stronger.

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Hopefully you are going to 36 spoke wheels, at least on the rear?
Nope, 32. I got a great deal on a set of hubs that are 32h, so I am going with that.

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How heavy are you?
270, but I don't look any bigger than 267
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Your front wheel should be OK.
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