Off the rack custom build

AA99
AA99 Posts: 3
edited March 2016 in Workshop
Apologies for asking questions and possibly dumb ones, I'm my first post but here goes.

I've been riding for 5 years on the road, and as a treat after having a wjndafall want to have an lsb build me a bike (I haven't engaged them yet as don't want to go in blind so data gathering). The frame will be a colnago,look or time, (tbc). Despite having experience riding my knowledge is poor so I'm not sure what other bits and bobs in addition to the frame I need to be purchasing. Obviously wheels and there ecoutrments, a complete group set, saddle, pedals but what else. Some frames come with bb and handlebars some don't as I understand it. The frames I'm looking at have forks, so that's fine.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks AA99

Edit please move if posted in wrong section. Thanks

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  • arlowood
    arlowood Posts: 2,561
    AA99 wrote:
    Apologies for asking questions and possibly dumb ones, I'm my first post but here goes.

    I've been riding for 5 years on the road, and as a treat after having a wjndafall want to have an lsb build me a bike (I haven't engaged them yet as don't want to go in blind so data gathering). The frame will be a colnago,look or time, (tbc). Despite having experience riding my knowledge is poor so I'm not sure what other bits and bobs in addition to the frame I need to be purchasing. Obviously wheels and there ecoutrments, a complete group set, saddle, pedals but what else. Some frames come with bb and handlebars some don't as I understand it. The frames I'm looking at have forks, so that's fine.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks AA99

    Edit please move if posted in wrong section. Thanks


    OK things that you might not think about but could well be needed in addition to wheels, groupset, saddle and pedals

    Depending on the frame you choose you may need

    seat collar (to secure the seat post)
    Seat post (unless the frame has an integral seat mast)
    Headset ( depending on the frame you may need to have the bearing cups installed by the LBS)
    Bar tape
    Skewers (most off-the-shelf wheels have them but some handbuilt manufacturers do not supply them)
    Handlebars (not common for frames to include bars as they can be very rider specific)
    Stem
    Fork steerer expansion bung or starnut depending on whether your steerer tube is carbon or alloy
    Downtube barrel adjusters ( may not be needed if you have a modern internally cabled frame but needed on older frames)

    I'm sure there may be other things I've missed off but that list will get you started.
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Bottle cages, possibly handlebar stem spacers to adjust height. Also take note of what type of BB it takes. You may need an adapter for certain cranksets or some may not work at all if the BB is threaded.
  • fudgey
    fudgey Posts: 854
    Colnago list the V1-R and C60 as "frame and fork set only" so doesnt sound like you get anything else with them. The V1-R retails for £2899.95 and the C60 for £3499.95.
    They also do a K.ZERO TT frame, fork, handle bar and seatpost set for £3399.95 that looks tidy.

    All depends on your budget really.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    TBH go into the shop that you want to build it and discuss with them.

    Having lots of brand name parts that together dont make a bike that is right for you is a waste of a build and money.

    Having built a few custom builds over the years the shop might have deals on stock that might be better than you planed on but they have at a better price.

    Go chat and also discus their options on here to see if you can do better or not

    Some shops may even have sessions where you can help/learn about building your bike.

    This may be a big old Skool for some though.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    AA99 wrote:
    Apologies for asking questions and possibly dumb ones, I'm my first post but here goes.

    I've been riding for 5 years on the road, and as a treat after having a wjndafall want to have an lsb build me a bike (I haven't engaged them yet as don't want to go in blind so data gathering). The frame will be a colnago,look or time, (tbc). Despite having experience riding my knowledge is poor so I'm not sure what other bits and bobs in addition to the frame I need to be purchasing. Obviously wheels and there ecoutrments, a complete group set, saddle, pedals but what else. Some frames come with bb and handlebars some don't as I understand it. The frames I'm looking at have forks, so that's fine.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks AA99

    Edit please move if posted in wrong section. Thanks

    If you've been riding for 5 years, build it yourself. You don't need any expensive specialist tools and it will mean so much more to you.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • AA99
    AA99 Posts: 3
    philthy3 wrote:
    AA99 wrote:
    Apologies for asking questions and possibly dumb ones, I'm my first post but here goes.

    I've been riding for 5 years on the road, and as a treat after having a wjndafall want to have an lsb build me a bike (I haven't engaged them yet as don't want to go in blind so data gathering). The frame will be a colnago,look or time, (tbc). Despite having experience riding my knowledge is poor so I'm not sure what other bits and bobs in addition to the frame I need to be purchasing. Obviously wheels and there ecoutrments, a complete group set, saddle, pedals but what else. Some frames come with bb and handlebars some don't as I understand it. The frames I'm looking at have forks, so that's fine.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks AA99

    Edit please move if posted in wrong section. Thanks

    If you've been riding for 5 years, build it yourself. You don't need any expensive specialist tools and it will mean so much more to you.

    Regrettably I have neither the time nor inclination to build it myself. I'm not practical mechanically (bar simple maintenance and changing tyres) and that prospect holds zero appeal to me. Rightly or wrongly. but what floats other people's boats doesn't float mine! (Building canoes on the other hand a different color horse completely!)

    I'm a symptom of the modern age I suppose. Say what u will about me!!

    Thanks all for responses so far though Say I get a 2k frame, probably get ultegra and some ksyriums. Ignoring those costs. How much else do folks think I will be looking at if I kit it out along those lines. (Tyres I got so exclude, also exclude cages, bar tape, spacers. Also it will be integrated seat post). I guess that's a bit of a hard question to answer but I'm after a very rough idea....

    Thanks
  • fudgey
    fudgey Posts: 854
    As far as i can see then the only additional things you will need are a saddle, seatpost, handle bars, stem, headset, pedals, and maybe some headset spacers.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    AA99 wrote:
    philthy3 wrote:
    AA99 wrote:
    Apologies for asking questions and possibly dumb ones, I'm my first post but here goes.

    I've been riding for 5 years on the road, and as a treat after having a wjndafall want to have an lsb build me a bike (I haven't engaged them yet as don't want to go in blind so data gathering). The frame will be a colnago,look or time, (tbc). Despite having experience riding my knowledge is poor so I'm not sure what other bits and bobs in addition to the frame I need to be purchasing. Obviously wheels and there ecoutrments, a complete group set, saddle, pedals but what else. Some frames come with bb and handlebars some don't as I understand it. The frames I'm looking at have forks, so that's fine.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks AA99

    Edit please move if posted in wrong section. Thanks

    If you've been riding for 5 years, build it yourself. You don't need any expensive specialist tools and it will mean so much more to you.

    Regrettably I have neither the time nor inclination to build it myself. I'm not practical mechanically (bar simple maintenance and changing tyres) and that prospect holds zero appeal to me. Rightly or wrongly. but what floats other people's boats doesn't float mine! (Building canoes on the other hand a different color horse completely!)

    I'm a symptom of the modern age I suppose. Say what u will about me!!

    Thanks all for responses so far though Say I get a 2k frame, probably get ultegra and some ksyriums. Ignoring those costs. How much else do folks think I will be looking at if I kit it out along those lines. (Tyres I got so exclude, also exclude cages, bar tape, spacers. Also it will be integrated seat post). I guess that's a bit of a hard question to answer but I'm after a very rough idea....

    Thanks

    OK I get that and each to their own, but, there really is no difficulty in building a bike up from scratch. If more people knew how easy it was, the LBS would be struggling with the loss of custom.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.