Bench Talk – Building a Project Bike

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BENCHtalk_final-300x266On this week’s Bench Talk we start a series of shows on building a project bike! Coach Rob gets us started with a myriad of things to consider when building a project bike. Below are just a few items that Coach Rob covers on this first show in the series.

  • Applying some basic project management principles when starting a project bike
    • Concept: What problems are you trying to solve with your new project bike?
    • Budget: How much do you want to spend?
    • Time: How much time to build and when you have to have it done
    • Tracking: Shopping list and task list
  • Material Concerns
    • Carbon fiber, alloy, ti, steel or something even more exotic!
    • Pros and Cons
  • Finish Concerns
    • Glossy, Satin, Matte or UV coating only
    • Pros and Cons
  • Shop and shop some more
    • LBS vs E-commerce vs Custom Builder

The frame set discussed in this first show was provided by Irish Cycles and is call The Killeen Noir Edition.

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