Trek 8500 frame

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by bendt-b, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. bendt-b

    bendt-b New Member

    Aug 16, 2009
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    Hi, I have recently bought a Trek 8500 frame with the dream of assembling a bike. But, I made a little mistake. I had a budget of 600£, and I used about 400£ of them on the frame - yeah, stupid I know. :rolleyes:

    Now I need some assistance. Wheels, seat, handlebar isnt the big problem, my problems start when I shall choose between Shimano dura ace, Alivio, etc. I do not know what to choose, so I am a little lost. I also need to choose a fork and some brakes, but is that the right place to save some £? I am a little lost.

    The bike should be used to city transportation, but a lot of it. The essentiel thing for me is to get some cheap gear with high durability - I can always upgrade, that is also why I bought the 8500 frame, it will last a very long time :) I am willing to go a little beyond my budget, but I reckon that it should not be necesarry.

    Sorry for grammar errors, sometimes my english just fail.