|So I'm building up a bike and I need advice...||Ahimsa|
Mar 5, 2003 7:05 PM
|Here's the deal:
I have bought used bikes in the past with decent parts and maybe upgraded here or there.
I have bought bikes fully equiped and brand new and done the same thing.
But I have never bought a frame from a builder and collected all the parts for it from the ground up.
That is until now.
I have the frame, fork, crankset, chain, cogset, headset, wheels, and BB.
I need everything else. I would have bought a kit, but most of these parts were bought previously for another bike so I already had them on hand. All I added was the frame and fork from the builder.
So now I'm at the point where I'm paying retail for the rest of it all piece by piece. Yeah, I know, poor baby, right? But I'm wondering, is there a better way? Will anyone sell me a "kit" so to speak that will net me some savings and allow me to customize it for the parts I want and the parts I don't need?
I know this is probably a shot in the dark , but I figured someone here might have some option for me besides throwing a hefty chunk of change at an online retailer. Better to ask then not.
Thanks in advance,
Mar 5, 2003 8:14 PM
|Many have done this.||Mel Erickson|
Mar 5, 2003 8:24 PM
|Buy a kit, keep what you want and sell what you don't need. That way you get the discount price of a kit for those parts you keep and get a fair amount back for those you sell. You should come out okay this way.|
Mar 6, 2003 6:06 AM
|Check out www.chucksbikes.com. If you're not too fussy about things matching, he has very good prices. I got an order last night with a NOS DuraAce front derailleur and some Tektro brakes. The brakes are an Ultegra copy, and I am very impressed with the quality of construction -- at about half the price of the name brand.
|not sure if he'd be 100% game, but you might call GVH. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Mar 6, 2003 7:11 AM