I’ve always been a shop guy, and always bought my bikes and gear from ‘my shop’. Sadly however, my shop is no more – product of many factors, the economic ‘slow-down’ to name one, for sure. So, when I was sitting around thinking about what to do about getting a new Cyclocross bike for this fall, I decided to venture into the mysterious world of ‘build-your-own’.
I began by asking around, learning about the various resources that are out there for hands-on bike build projects, and let me tell you, there are many, and you can go many routes – anywhere from buying each piece one at a time, to ordering complete kits. In my case, I did a combination thereof.