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Got frame and fork ordered- need parts help in a few spots(5 posts)

Got frame and fork ordered- need parts help in a few spotsCoolhand
Jun 26, 2003 11:02 AM
Thanks to everyone who helped out on the Frame front. I ran across an outstanding deal on a new 60 cm Redline Conquest (not the Pro), which is a leftover frame. It is cheap enough that it is ok if it is not a perfect fit. I can ride it this season and get a better idea what I need and sell it for what I paid for it or turn it into a fixed/SS ride.

As I am riding Campy 10 on my road ride, I would like to stay with Campy 10 (always have an emergency wheelset, same shifting, love Campy, ect).

I will probably go with Centaur 10 STI's, cassette and deraillers (but will listen to your advice).

Looking for advice based on your likes for:

Crank: Ritchey or Truavative?
BB: Ultegra or ISIS?
Brakes: Are Avids really noisy? What's a solid choice?
Bar and Stem: Salsa? Ritchey? Others?


re: Got frame and fork ordered- need parts help in a few spotsatpjunkie
Jun 26, 2003 6:13 PM
Centaur 10 is fine. get the ritchey crank/Ult BB combo. Avids squeal, you can stop but to me it wasn't worth the constant hassle and pads wearing at 15 degree angles. Get Spooky's or empellas.
Either Bar/Stem combos will work. Avoid the Ritchey WCS, too light for cx abuse.
Jun 27, 2003 4:31 AM
Thanks for the help! Sending some good bike Karma your way.

Have a good weekend!

My 2c worthOffRoadTourer
Jun 29, 2003 8:53 PM
For what it's worth I think the Salsa Bell Lap bars are the greatest thing invented since the cantilever boss. I wasn't aware that Ritchey did a cross specific bar. A normal road bar is a compromise in my eyes.
My 2c worth- thanksCoolhand
Jul 1, 2003 6:12 AM
They are quite the deal too. The oversized model Bell lap model looks to be the ticket.