Road Bike Commuter Project #4

My next paycheck came, so I was able to start buying the last bit of parts I need to finish this build. I bought:

Easton EA70 2 bolt seatpost
Sugino 46t chainring
Crupi 18t cog
Tektro RL520 black brake levers
Surly hub spacer kit
carbon headset spacers
red ano bits from Purely Custom
-6mm chainring bolts
-valve stem caps
-cable end crimps
used Brooks B17 saddle from ebay
bontrager buzzkill bar end plugs
wheelset
-Velocity Dyad black reflective rims
-Shimano M629 hubs
-DT Champion straight gauge spokes
-red alloy nipples
Origin8 centerlock to 6 bolt adapters
Specialized Crossroads 700×38 tires

I’m pretty sure that’s most of the stuff I need. I still need pedals, cables and housing, and a stem just to get the bike rolling. Those things I plan to get from my LBS – pretty sure I’m going to go with some resin BMX pedals, which my lbs keeps in stock. The stem will be the last item necessary to fit the bike, so I’ll have to try different sizes before I buy anything. Oh, and tubes. I haven’t decided if I’m going to try to do a ghetto tubeless conversion with this bike or not. I have the supplies, but I’m not sure how worthwhile it’d be for a city bike.

I’m pretty stoked about the Brooks saddle buy. It was a pretty good deal. I’m well aware how the buzzkill plugs work in theory and in showroom demos, but this is the first time I’ll actually be making use of them on a build of my own. I’m also excited to see how my black/white/red color scheme comes out in the end.

Fenders, rack, and other bits will be added after I get the bike built and rolling.

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