Bargain! What are your plans for the build?
Thanks for asking. It isn't going to be anything fancy. I don't have the $ to do a nice retro build (which would probably be lost on this bike as a winter commuter) so I'm just using what I have in the parts bin.
Wheels: 26" Sun Rhynolites with Deore hubs
Shifters: Shimano Deore Rapid Fire
Mechs: Shimano Deore in black
Fork: Surly 1x1 cromo steel, black, suspension corrected to 80mm
Brakes: Magura HS22's (if I can get them bled properly) otherwise Avid Speed Dial three levers with Deore v-brakes.
Tires: Continental Contacts
Stem: Generic 25.4 x 100mm with 6degreee +/- (I will upgrade this to a black one over time to match the rest of the bits
Bar: Race Face Riser - 25.4
Seat Post: 27.0 Kallaloy Uno layback single bolt in black
Seat: Black OE SDG saddle I pulled off my wife's Kona Nunu - cheap but comfy.
Head Set: Threadless FSA DH Pig in black - I like big bearings and am not worried about the weight - wish you could still buy those nice Shimano XT headsets with 1/4 inch bearings.
Bar Cons: Generic Control Tech knockoffs.
Grips: ODI lock on in black
I'd really like to do a silver build on the bike, but pretty much everything I have is black and I don't have the budget to collect a whole new build kit. The Rhynolites are overkill - they were my first North Shore capable wheel and they have lasted a long time. This is the third bike I've had them on. They are getting close to requiring replacement and I'd like to get something a bit easier to spin (and get skinny tires on). Anyone have a recommendation for a set of good street style 26" wheels rim brake capable?
Cheap, light and strong. Pick two.
1992 GT Edge; 1996 GT Zaskar; 2000 Rocky Mountain Hammer Race;
2012 Norco CCX monster cross custom build