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  1. dailuggs

    dailuggs New Member

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    thinking bout doign a self build for my next bike so i get exactly what i want, but need a sort of list i guess of everything i need, so far its:

    handle bars
    stem
    forks
    wheels
    frame
    groupset
    seat post
    seat

    but my minds a blank at the mo i cant of what else i need, aside from tools, so could someone who knows please give the rest of the list. thanx
     
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  2. Dan Daniel

    Dan Daniel Guest

    On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 06:04:21 GMT, dailuggs
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >thinking bout doign a self build for my next bike so i get exactly what i want, but need a sort of
    >list i guess of everything i need, so far its:
    >
    >handle bars stem forks wheels frame groupset seat post seat
    >
    >but my minds a blank at the mo i cant of what else i need, aside from tools, so could someone who
    >knows please give the rest of the list. thanx

    If you think that a bicycle needs more than one fork, you might want to rethink if putting one
    together yourself is a good idea....
     
  3. Cheg

    Cheg Guest

    "dailuggs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > thinking bout doign a self build for my next bike so i get exactly
    what i want, but need a sort of list i guess of everything i need, so far its:
    >
    > handle bars stem forks wheels frame groupset seat post seat
    >
    > but my minds a blank at the mo i cant of what else i need, aside from tools, so could someone who
    > knows please give the rest of the list. thanx
    >
    Here is a list fof components from a bike I built recently:
    http://cheg01.home.comcast.net/r20.html#parts

    You definitely need tools, including bike-specific stuff like chain tools, bottom bracket tools,
    cone wrenches, crank pullers, etc.. You will also need lubricants, maybe threadlock compound,
    handlebar tape or grips, cables and cable housings, the little crimps that go on the ends of the
    cables, and lots of other stuff that I forget at the moment. It's good to have a bikeshop nearby.
     
  4. dailuggs

    dailuggs New Member

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    thanx cheg

    very helpfull dan, of course i know it has the 1 fork, but i say forks!
     
  5. Cheg

    Cheg Guest

  6. Dan Daniel

    Dan Daniel Guest

    On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:04:22 GMT, dailuggs
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >thanx cheg
    >
    >very helpfull dan, of course i know it has the 1 fork, but i say forks!

    Just joking.

    Cheg's comment- It's good to have a local bike shop nearby- might be the best. Nothing worse than
    having a bike stripped down and realizing that you need some small part to finish it off, but you
    can't get to the bike shop because the bike is, well, stripped down....
     
  7. Carl Fogel

    Carl Fogel Guest

    Dan Daniel <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:04:22 GMT, dailuggs <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >thanx cheg
    > >
    > >very helpfull dan, of course i know it has the 1 fork, but i say forks!
    >
    > Just joking.
    >
    > Cheg's comment- It's good to have a local bike shop nearby- might be the best. Nothing worse than
    > having a bike stripped down and realizing that you need some small part to finish it off, but you
    > can't get to the bike shop because the bike is, well, stripped down....

    Dear Dan and Cheg,

    Is the Cannondale Lefty "fork" the equivalent of the sound of one hand clapping?

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/innovation/carbonlefty.html

    Carl Fogel
     
  8. Dan Daniel

    Dan Daniel Guest

    On 14 Feb 2004 17:22:29 -0800, [email protected] (Carl Fogel)
    wrote:

    >Dan Daniel <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:<[email protected]>...
    >> On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:04:22 GMT, dailuggs <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >thanx cheg
    >> >
    >> >very helpfull dan, of course i know it has the 1 fork, but i say forks!
    >>
    >> Just joking.
    >>
    >> Cheg's comment- It's good to have a local bike shop nearby- might be the best. Nothing worse than
    >> having a bike stripped down and realizing that you need some small part to finish it off, but you
    >> can't get to the bike shop because the bike is, well, stripped down....
    >
    >Dear Dan and Cheg,
    >
    >Is the Cannondale Lefty "fork" the equivalent of the sound of one hand clapping?
    >
    > http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/innovation/carbonlefty.html
    >
    >Carl Fogel

    Maybe more like the sound of one marketing department giggling?
     
  9. Stu

    Stu Guest

    head set, pedals(but just to be clear, one right pedal and one left pedal lol), tyres, tubes,
    speedo, bottle cage, lights, bell, reflectors, flag, and of course a helmet(jking, plz dont start)
     
  10. Cheg

    Cheg Guest

    "Carl Fogel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Dan Daniel <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:04:22 GMT, dailuggs <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >thanx cheg
    > > >
    > > >very helpfull dan, of course i know it has the 1 fork, but i say
    forks!
    > >
    > > Just joking.
    > >
    > > Cheg's comment- It's good to have a local bike shop nearby- might
    be
    > > the best. Nothing worse than having a bike stripped down and
    realizing
    > > that you need some small part to finish it off, but you can't get
    to
    > > the bike shop because the bike is, well, stripped down....
    >
    > Dear Dan and Cheg,
    >
    > Is the Cannondale Lefty "fork" the equivalent of the sound of one hand clapping?
    >
    > http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/innovation/carbonlefty.html
    >
    > Carl Fogel

    Forked if I know.
     
  11. Tom Sherman

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  12. Werehatrack

    Werehatrack Guest

    On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 06:04:21 GMT, dailuggs
    <[email protected]> may have said:

    >thinking bout doign a self build for my next bike so i get exactly what i want, but need a sort of
    >list i guess of everything i need, so far its:
    >
    >handle bars stem forks wheels frame groupset seat post seat

    Tires Headset Brakes Brake levers and cables, if you aren't buying a gruppo that comes with brifters
    and full kit in that area. Shifters ditto. Seatpost clamp Reflectors, if you use them Pedals BB, if
    it's not in the gruppo Kickstand? (obviously not everyone uses this) Bottle cage(s)? If it's a dual
    suspension bike, rear shock? (May not be supplied with the frame.)

    Assumption: gruppo minimally includes both ders, crankset with sprockets, cassette and chain.

    >but my minds a blank at the mo i cant of what else i need, aside from tools, so could someone who
    >knows please give the rest of the list. thanx

    If the frame is virgin, the headtube may need to be faced; possibly the BB shell as well.

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  13. Werehatrack

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    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:06:53 +1100, "stu" <[email protected]> may have
    said:

    >head set, pedals(but just to be clear, one right pedal and one left pedal lol), tyres, tubes,
    >speedo, bottle cage, lights, bell, reflectors, flag, and of course a helmet(jking, plz dont start)

    You forgot the blunt instrument to fend off malevelolent urchinry.

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  14. Rick Onanian

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    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:06:53 +1100, "stu" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >head set, pedals(but just to be clear, one right pedal and one left pedal lol), tyres, tubes,
    >speedo, bottle cage, lights, bell, reflectors, flag, and of course a helmet(jking, plz dont start)

    I don't know if a speedo would be so comfortable. I'd recommend regular padded bicycling shorts.
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  15. S O R N I

    S O R N I Guest

    Rick Onanian wrote:
    > On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 17:06:53 +1100, "stu" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> head set, pedals(but just to be clear, one right pedal and one left pedal lol), tyres,
    >> tubes, speedo, bottle cage, lights, bell, reflectors, flag, and of course a helmet(jking,
    >> plz dont start)
    >
    > I don't know if a speedo would be so comfortable. I'd recommend regular padded bicycling shorts.

    Nice catch.

    Bill "damn so & so!" S.
     
  16. cycleboy

    cycleboy Guest

    What make's you feel you can't get exactly what you want if someone else builds your bike? Not only can your local bike shop or a mailorder bike shop get anything you want they can probably suggest things you've never heard of.

    Don't forget to chase the threads in the headtube and bb and face the housings if the frame supplier hasn't done that. Also, be sure to align the forks and rear triangle.
     
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