Trek STP budget and retro - Build in progress

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by akagi82

Hi Everyone. I have been a lurker here for over a decade; it is time to build something. The criteria involve: lightweight, relatively cheap, and meaningful components to me. A Rock Shox Indy SL up front represents the logical conclusion of the elastomer sprung Quadra line of shocks that I wanted as a youth but could never afford. The Trek STP frame was pretty awesome back in the day: full suspension (of sorts) and exotic Carbon. A titanium softail would have worked as well, STPs are selling at 1/3 the cost on ebay. A lot of components on their way in the mail... Here is what I have so far / in the mail.

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(ebay pic)

From my closet:
BNIB Rock Shox Indy SL - 1354g WW
Sun Ringle black flag wheelset - 1290g claimed?
Use alien carbon seatpost - unknown weight
2X Avid single digit SL - 165g (each) WW
titec pluto saddle - 201g claimed
EC90 carbon flat bar (maybe too narrow) - 99g claimed

From ebay:
Trek STP 400 Frame Medium w SID rear shock - 1750 g WW - $283.85
Cannondale SI SL 2X10 MTB Crankset 26/39 170mm - 453g claimed (not including 131mm spindle and other hardware) - $279.99
J&L BSA to BB30 bottom bracket - 52g claimed - $27.00
Aerozine XH1.6A headset (maybe) - 110g claimed - $22.07
SRAM XX top pull high swing front derailleur - 118g claimed - $19.61

Future purchases:
-SRAM X0 or XX rear deraileur, medium cage
-KMC 10SL chain

Decisions to be made:
-Cassette 2x9 or 2x10; Between a XG-999 or XG-1099 depending on price I can find them
-entire cockpit... not sure about committing on final parts before I get a sense of the fit of this bike on me

Suggestions are welcome!

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by akagi82

I am back, with some progress. I am very motivated to get this done as I just became a dad and need to finish this 10 year old project. I did a quick mock build to see what it will lock like.
-XG-1099 rear cassette
-sram xx thumb shifters
-sram xx rear derailer
-SCHWALBE Evolution Inner Tube Evolution Lite
-Maxxis Maxlite 310 tires
-eggbeater 4ti + rebuild kit

(A whole whack of cheap chinese parts:)
-j&l titanium quick release
-j&l aluminum seatpost clamp with ti bolt
-KY 80mm stem with titanium hardware
-chinese carbon seatpost with titanium hardware
-chinese riser bar 760mm; not necessarily light but a cheap way to test out a modernized cockpit (I am used narrow 520mm flatbars with bar ends)
-ultimate lever brake levers
-PYC super light chain
-titanium brake bosses, compatible with fork, and not frame unfortunatly.

Awaiting shipping:
-NOS rock shox jett eko total air englund cartridge; should be compatible with rock shox indy
-rock shox indy long travel kit
-AICAN aluminum sheathing brake cable set
-AICAN aluminum sheathing shifter cable set
-Cannondale BB30 Spindle 137mm length, for use on my external bottom bracket.
-kcnc headset spacers.


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