I posted a while ago about piecing together a 29 Er and got a lot of good feedback about cost and it might cheaper to just buy new if I didn't have any existing parts.
so I decided to just search local Craigslist for parts took me about 3 months and about 520.00 to get everything but a chain and cables.
2 sets of wheels
2 sets of tires
Shimano hydraulic brakes
Complete xt drivetrain 3x9
Jamis Durango 29er frame.
And the rest made up of various manufacturers.
This is my first build and has been going well.
So far only problem I have is the front derailler.
I have a bottom pull FD. Is there a way to make it a top pull? I think I need a top pull and not really sure if standard mount or low mount. How can I tell what FD will work? Any guides out there, is it frame specific? Anybody with a jamis Durango and can tell me what they have?
Also any good internet suppliers for misc small. parts? I need 2 bolts for disc brakes, top cap, caliper pad pins. Etc.
Thanks for the answers.
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