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Old 03-02-16, 09:06 AM
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New guy / First Build

Hi all!

New to this forum and finding it very helpful!

Long time (55 years) recreational cyclist.

I bought a new Salsa Warbird 2 last summer and fell in love with the CX type bike. In looking for a more road oriented tire, I ended up with a set of Fulcrum Race Wheels and nice slick tires. For some reason, I also bought a relatively un-used Felt F65CX Frame. All of a sudden, I'm building a bike - what was i thinking - this is hard

Key learning: It's way cheaper to buy a used bike than to build (assemble) one from parts purchased online. But, where's the sport in that?
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Old 03-02-16, 09:22 AM
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good luck. its even better to buy a bunch of good deals on used stuff to build a super bike, and learning the skills now saves you money in the long run...
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Old 03-02-16, 09:29 AM
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welcome to the forums... and enjoy the project.
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Old 03-02-16, 05:40 PM
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Welcome from another new guy!
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