Wow, this has been a fun project. We've made decisions on all the main categories. I can't wait to build our virtual road bike. Today, we are looking for those finishing touches. Below, you will see all the parts selected. Use the comments to share any final finishing touches that we did not discuss. Any part not decided is fair game.
Here are the parts we've chosen thus far.
Frame: New Salsa road frame set
Seat clamp: Salsa Lip Lock color matched to headset
Fork: Included with road frame set
Component group: Sram Rival w/compact crank.
Wheels: Handbuilt with DT spokes & nipples
Rims: Mavic Open Pro
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4Seasons 700x25
Saddle: Fizik Aliante
Seatpost: Thomson...But I may over rule and install a Moots or Eriksen instead
Handlebar: Still deciphering the comments, but right now it looks like Salsa Short & Shallow, alloy if its a 26.o stem, carbon if its a 31.8.
Tape: Salsa....Maybe Salsa leather!
So...What other little details would you recommend?
Share your finishing touches and I'm going to spend the next few days making sure we can get some of these parts all here in the next week. I hope so because I really want to build and ride this bike. I've got a fun idea for the build up too. Just wait.
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.