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    Help Newbie Build His SS

    Hi there. I decided to build a SS and just purchased this frame:

    I also just purchased a Marzocchi MX Comp fork ('04 closeout).

    I know I need a bunch of other things and am looking for a "laundry list" and any recommendations. For instance, what wheelset (can I get a "stock" wheelset, or do I need a "special" rear hub due to the SS), drive train, etc.

    I am new to this and need the help.

    Thank you!
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    this little linky will help you out tremendously....

    http://mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml

    good luck. post pics when you're done.

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    if you're not keen on building an SS specific rear wheel which will only have space for one cog, you can use a full 9sp cassette hub with no probs, just use spacers to make up the extra...space.

    SS'ers probably cringe when they see this, but the only real disadvantage is the dish in the geared wheel, and you get much more chainline adjustment. You can also use the wheelset on a normal bike if you choose to. You've got a derailleur hanger on that bike so this will allow you to throw on a mech and a few extra cogs and have a geared bike if you should ever need one.

    - Joel

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    One day we'll ride and I'll show you my SS. Its simpler than it looks. You can get the SS specific stuff, but mostly its all 'bling bling' for when the hook is set.

    I'm in the process of building another SS out of the junk in my garage right now...


    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Hi there. I decided to build a SS and just purchased this frame:

    I also just purchased a Marzocchi MX Comp fork ('04 closeout).

    I know I need a bunch of other things and am looking for a "laundry list" and any recommendations. For instance, what wheelset (can I get a "stock" wheelset, or do I need a "special" rear hub due to the SS), drive train, etc.

    I am new to this and need the help.

    Thank you!

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    I'm in the same boat as you. I made a list so I know what to shop for and ask Santa too... Trying to stick w/ ebay and craiglist and keep components to < $20 apiece. Except the frame and headset of course...

    If anyone sees anything missing, let me know. My goal is an SS CX, moving eventually to a fixie/SS wheelset when I find the right one.

    Frame: Il Pompino
    Headset: Pink Chris King
    Handlebars:
    Stem:
    Brake levers:
    Brake housings:
    Brake cables:
    Handlebar tape:
    Front cable hanger:
    Headset spacers: Weyless Carbon
    Brakes: XT canti's
    Brake pads: XT's for now
    Straddle cables: XT
    Straddle carrier: XT
    Wheels: Weyless Korso from my CX
    Tensioner/tuggnut: Redlines (hopefully the ones I have work)
    Crankset:
    Bottom Bracket:
    Chain: SRAM
    Pedals: Frogs
    Seatpost clamp:
    Seatpost:
    Seat:

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    Part of the fun of going SS is in the build.

    One question for people that have experience with that frame: how does one adjust the rear caliper when using discs ?

    Maurice

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