Next year I would like to start commuting to work via bicycle at least 2-3 times a week. I’ve decided to build a custom bike during the winter to use for this purpose.
My criteria were the following:
- <$1000 cost
- Disk brakes
- Tires around 35c or so
- Single speed or internal hub
On-One had a nice sale on their UK web store and I ended up picking up the Pompetamine frame and fork for $250 USD shipped to Canada. Not a bad deal.
I’ve been shopping for parts lately, picking up deals as I see them. So far the build looks like this.
- Alfine 8 hub. I managed to get the newer SG-501 version for $225 CAD.
- Mavic 319 rims
- Avid BB7’s
- Alfine crankset
Looking back I should have purchased the On-One Mary bar with the frame since I would like to try an ‘alt bar’. Ordering it now would cost too much in shipping. I might end up going with a Surly Moloko bar or even go with a standard mountain bike riser bar, who knows.
I’ll do a few build posts as I start putting everything together.
See part 2 here.