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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by cjstewart88, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. cjstewart88

    cjstewart88 Chimp

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    Hey guys, I'm wanting to get into riding road bikes but I honestly dont have the money for a new bike. So I was going to try and build one up around an old Specialized Hardrock Frame and crankset. Before I take it to the local bike store for some help picking out parts I want to see if you guys think it would be a nice little road bike once its complete. Also, I wanted it to have 1 chain ring in the front and have gears in the back. If you guys can recommend any parts that would be cool, I know I need: fork, headset, stem, handlebars, wheelset, tires, chain ring for front, rear derailer, cassett, and shifter. If anyone has pictures of bikes rehauled into road bikes post them as well. Let me know what you guys think, am I stupid?

    Here is a picture of what I'm working with.
     

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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    flee........run for your dear life man,,,,,,,,,stay away,


    other wise you are going to shortly find your self drinking non-fat lattes during your rides and debating dura-ace over campy and then talking about grams in a huge manner. run while you can young padiwan
     
  3. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    Wumpus makes a good point. your better off either getting an inexpensive starter bike that you can upgrade or finding something on Craigslist.
     
  5. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    :rofl:

    You'll be sitting in the bathtub shaving your legs thinking: "How did it come to this?"
     
  6. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    ummmm, not yet

    I havent made it that far yet......

    but I sure do stick out at the events I go to, lol
     
  7. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Oh......

    well, I don't.....


    never mind, I do shave my legs
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Also, I think that seat post is on backwards, so you might need help assembling? And if you're going with one ring up front, then do an internally geared hub in back.
     
  9. DirtyMike

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    Seatpost is in backwards..... And seriously, with all your going to spend, you can get an entryline road bike you will be far happier with.

    Not that you ave a bad frame to start with, its just that building up a bike like that always costs more than you want.
     
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    Here, a List of some prices for parts

    Wheels.....Rhyno lite.....95 dollars

    Front derailer......105.....38 Dollars

    Rear Derailer.....105.....38Dollars

    Handle bars.....cheapies..... low as 35

    Shifters/brake lever.....105.....160

    Brakes..... lx.....30

    Fork..... CHeapie steel fork ..... 50 dollars.

    Cassette.....105.....30

    Chain..... mid range.....25

    I will list dual rings, seing how if you are going to run a single up front you would actualyl need some kind of a guide system. Might as well use at least a double

    Chain rings...... about 25 a pop

    Your at about 650 in parts right there, not add in anything I either forgot, or the Suprise you need this to make it all work, and your seriosuly at the cost of a Full price enrty line bike already with newer technology.

    We carry Entry line road bikes starting at $749 just to give you an idea
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    A dude smoked us down here at the San Dimas Stage race in the cat 2's in the uphill TT. His time was 26 seconds off of Oscar Sevilla's; he had hairy legs. :redface:
     
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    Haha!! I am just starting to race road. While I am a sport rider on the XC bike (and getting faster) I'm a cat 5 on the road since I haven't raced road before. I should be a 4 before long. My roommate is a 3 and I'm good friends with some 3's as well as 1/2's. I have told them I'm not even considering shaving the legs until I'm a cat 3. Haha
     
  15. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    With shaved legs he could have been within 24s of Sevilla :p
     
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    You might consider a Randall Scott purchase.