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This may be a huge question to answer, but if you could help it would be appriciated.

I am looking to build a bike, specificly a Tri bike. I was wondering if there was a list somewhere of all of the components that I would need to complete the build.

This isn't so much a list I will go by to build, I am just looking to get an idea of price. These are the two frames that I am looking at right now. Not the best, but they'll do.

http://www.racycles.com/product.aspx?catid=10,33,552&pid=1389

http://www.racycles.com/product.aspx?catid=10,33,552&pid=1394

If you have any other frame suggestions for under $600 (I know, kinda limits it) it would help too.

Thanks everyone!
 

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You can do this by looking at a picture of a bike, but here are the basics.

Frame & fork,
headset, handlebar & stem
Wheels, or hubs, rims, spokes& nipples, tires & tubes
Bottom bracket, cranks & pedals
Cassette and chain
Front &rear derailleurs and levers (usually combined brake/shift levers)
Brakes & cables for both brakes and derailleurs
saddle and seatpost
Plus incidentals, bar tape, grease, oils, cable ties etc.

There are a number of places that offer prepackaged kits at a decent discount over the sum o the individual components.
 

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Thanks FBinNY,

I just didn't know if there were any little things that would be common for someone to overlook.
 

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Don't forget the prep of the frame. Chase/face of the bottom bracket and checking the headtube so the headset sits properly in the frame.
 

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You may need some other items too aside from the frame and components; depends on how much you want to do yourself vs having your LBS do for you. Besides your basic tools, there are many specialized tools needed to install BB, headsets, cranks, cassettes, forks, chains, etc. You might want to have a bikestand, a torque wrench and an assortment of allen head bits.

However, it is rewarding to build up a bike that rides well.
 

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Nick09 said:
This may be a huge question to answer, but if you could help it would be appriciated.

I am looking to build a bike, specificly a Tri bike. I was wondering if there was a list somewhere of all of the components that I would need to complete the build.

This isn't so much a list I will go by to build, I am just looking to get an idea of price. These are the two frames that I am looking at right now. Not the best, but they'll do.

http://www.racycles.com/product.aspx?catid=10,33,552&pid=1389

http://www.racycles.com/product.aspx?catid=10,33,552&pid=1394

If you have any other frame suggestions for under $600 (I know, kinda limits it) it would help too.

Thanks everyone!
cheap TT frame = carbon ebay thread
 

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Nick09 said:
Thanks FBinNY,

I just didn't know if there were any little things that would be common for someone to overlook.
You'll spend more buying individual parts, and building than buying a complete bike with what you want. FYI. It is rewarding, but barring fantastic deals you'll spend a bit more money.
 
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