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    Help Me Build A Steamroller Frame

    I am considering a black frame Steamroller but I have never put together a bike from the frame up.

    Can anyone suggest a solid drive train and wheel set that's a good price for this type of build?

    I really want to keep the build under $1k if possible so that leaves me around $500 to complete the rest after the frame purchase.

    I will probably run Tektro 559 long reach brakes since that is what comes on the complete bike and the reviews seem more than good for the intended us of this bike and the price is right. Suggestions there too?

    Thanks

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    The complete new one is only $750, why spend $250 more just for black?

    Do you want flat bars? drop bars? fixed gear? freewheel?
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    Drop bars, flip flop hub, etc. If I bought a new complete price is a wash by the time I change out the seat, stem, bars, levers, and tires.

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    Velomine.com has great prices on wheelsets.

    With the frameset, you'll get a frame, fork, and seatclamp.

    You'll need:

    Wheelset
    Headset
    Headset spacers
    Stem
    Handlebars
    Bar Tape
    Brake Levers
    Brakes
    Brake Housing
    Brake Cables
    Bottom Bracket
    Crankset (and chainring if not included)
    Chain (matched to chainring/freewheel/cog size, either 1/8" or 3/32")
    Freewheel
    Fixed gear cog and lockring
    Pedals
    Toe clips/straps
    Seatpost (27.2mm)
    Saddle
    Tires
    Tubes

    Do some deal shopping, ask friends for spare parts, and enjoy the process! You'll likely need your LBS to cut the steer tube for you and install the star nut/crown race, so add ~$15 in labor for that.
    Jason
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    Thanks for the input. I truly appreciated it.

    Any input on a crank set or a wheelset for at least a 700x36 tire and for someone who weights 210 pounds?

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    I'd do a 170mm Sugino crank, and any wheel set with 32 spokes. The Velocity A23s are quite nice. Velocity A23 Track Bike Fixed Gear Singlespeed Wheels DT Comp [741227] - $189.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike

    You'll need rim tape as well, forgot that in the list above.
    Jason
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