As I mentioned in the post about my black bike, I have accumulated quite a few parts in my collection. Since then, I have added a few more with the intention of building up a second complete bike. I managed to find a few things on clearance over the past couple of months which helped quite a bit in my decision to complete the bike. It still ended up going over the budget I had in my mind, but it is going to be a very nice bike when it is complete. If there’s one skill I excel at, it’s rationalizing this kind of thing.
I bought the frame from Five Hills in Waterbury. It was a pretty good deal especially considering that I didn’t have to add on any shipping charges. No complaints with that. I like the fit of the black Jabber so much that I had no reservations with building up a second one.
This bike is going to be be my race machine. The final build will not be exceptionally light, but light enough. The components are all pretty good quality and should be very durable which is my main concern. Like my black bike, this bike will be set up as a fully rigid ride; I’m still holding on to the Fox suspension fork in case I change my mind.
The only things missing from the picture above are the spokes and tires. It will have a 2.4″ tire up front and a 2.25″ in the back. That should have enough squish to keep things rolling nicely over the roots and rocks.
The first thing will be to lace up the wheels which I should be able to take on as soon as I have some spokes. I will post some photos of the build as I progress through it.