Commuter Bike

This will be my final “update” post before the actual building of the commuter bike, as the final part has been ordered: the wheels. Rather than giving Tom, our service manager, $50 and a case of beer to build them, I’m using QBP‘s Wheel Builder service. Don’t get me wrong, Tom’s wheel building is nothing short of stellar, it’s just that I’m trying to keep costs down on the bike. (Nevermind my choice of hubs and derailleur.)

So the wheels? Shimano XT hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, and Salsa Delgado Cross rims.

As soon as they’re here, I’ll have everything I need to build the commuter rig. That will probably be the subject for my first videoblog post here.