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Posted: 10/8/2007 5:20:39 PM EST
I'm curious about possible advantages / disadvantages to buying a frame then selecting your components. Seeing as I'm no bike mechanic, how much would a local shop charge for assembling it? Any advice would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:44:04 PM EST
Thanks, guys. This is exactly the info I needed. It doesn't sound like it would be as beneficial as building your own AR.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:51:12 AM EST
You won't be able to build a current spec'd bike any cheaper than buying it. You can build it cheaper with parts that are not as current and that is not entirely a bad thing. You will need tools or have a good relationship with a LBS that will install for you without the tools. Your best bet is a find a decent spec'd bike for a good price with the frame you want and ride the heck out of it. As parts wear, replace them with better parts and before long you will have a nice bike.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:52:06 AM EST
yup i do all my own..
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:58:07 AM EST
Believe it or not, wheelbuilding is actually very simple-all you need is a truing stand, proper length spokes, and the ability to count to four.
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