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Bike building advice for a trek 370

Old 04-12-09, 09:06 AM
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Bike building advice for a trek 370

So let me start off by saying I'm really new to the biking world and do not have very much knowledge on building a bike. I thought it would be a good experience and help me better understand everything that's going on in a/my bike.

so i recently bought a trek 370 road frame w/fork,headset, and bottombracket (looks kinda like this http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoser...6/87026546.jpg minus the other parts) for $80. It's a 52cm cro-moly frame which is what I was looking for since I will most likely use it for commuting and the occasional bike path ride. I'm either going to be living in NYC in the coming months or staying in Columbus, OH (both being relatively flat)

I've been talking to some people (mostly sellers on ebay or craigslist) and i guess I've gotten some useful information and one thing i've learner that will be important is that the spacing of my rear dropout is 130mm

i'm trying to build a relatively inexpensive bike (less than 300 - the 80 I already spent on the frame) so if anyone has any advice on what additional parts I would need, brands I should look for, what other measurements should I find out, or any other advice that would be helpful please let me know

Thanks in advance
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