What order do you tend to order your parts when doing a bike build little at a time after you get your frame?
I was going to order different things as I got paid.
Do you start with wheels first? Most expensive parts first. Cheap stuff first? etc.
If it's about how much you can spend at a go... Get the cheaper bits first. After a while you'll see the cost snowball and you might reconsider the bora ultra and opt for a bora two instead
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Fuji SL 1.1 http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=140134&hilit=Fuji
Then if the build all goes a bit pear-shaped I'll go down to my LBS and smile sweetly...
Cannondale Supersix 2008 (weight: 7.3kg)
B'twin Triban 540 (in bits)
Vitus "Benotto" 979 (weight: )
There’s an add on Pinkbike under road bikes for etap groupsets for a good price and I believe global shipping.
-Wheelparts so I can build them
-All other bits and pieces...
That being said, I do have a full groupset and set of wheels in my living room waiting for a frame that I like, so guess I'm not 100% consistent
1. The frameset. This is where I don't do compromises. Considering I want something custom, I want to keep it as long as I can. So the shape, the geometry is important (if a stock one fit, perfect) and the paintjob. I don't want to be bored in the next few years.
2. This one is personal in my opinion. I hesitated between wheels and groupset. At first I thought wheels first. But with my budget I had to make a choice. High end wheels but lower groupset, or higher end groupset and mid-range wheels. I went with the second choice, because it fitted more my final idea of my bike. I wanted the most clean bike possible, so I went for eTAP (no gain guide at all) and mavic all road pro instead of Enve ARdisc and force 1x. The reason is I will be able to change the wheels in the future and keep the nice look of the bike, instead of taking off the force 1x for etap and leaving empty chain guides. So Even if the wheels changes more the performance of the bike than the groupset, this is my choice.
edit : also, with the eagle eTAP coming soon, I think there will be a possibility to go to Road 12s with either the eagle or a red eTAP firmware update.
3. Cockpit because there is nice options for different prices. You can get a full zipp, 3T, enve cockpit, or a full thomson one that will be very nice not super heavy. In any case, you can change it in the futur for cheap (compared to wheels, groupset).
4. the cheapstuff in the end. Bargains or when you sell something you don't need in your house you can get the other small pieces.
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