Hi I'm a newb, this is my first post. been a long time lurker for advice now and then and usually can find an answer by doing a search. But not this time.....so here goes.
I am looking to build up a frame for my wife, specifically a 2012 Juliana with tapered head.
(Back Story) Recently the Juli's went on sale at our local Sport Chalet for 70% off down to $900 (discontinued). My wife liked the feel and ride, only problem they were all out of the White and she did not want a blue one. So wanting to please her I scoured the internet looking on eBay and wherever else for any other deals....None could be found. I ended up on Santa Cruz's site and found they are closing out the frames at $550. Well I bought one, not really thinking about the rest of what I needed. Found out build kits start at around $600, and I still need tires and forks. That puts me out of my budget of that nice $900.
(The Question) What problems would/could I run into just buying a Motobecane on bikesdirect and porting over all the parts need? I can get one with either a SRAM X4 or Deore and Disc brakes for around $350 out the door. This would included tires and forks.
I really don't want to here about quality of parts. i.e. shifting, smoothness etc. She's no expert rider, def not aggressive. I just need something to start off with. I can do upgrades later as we go.
Can it be done?
PS. This will be my first build.
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