So after deciding early this year that I wanted to build my own SSCX bike, spending months collecting parts, and dealing with my terrible fear of not getting something right the first time, I have finally started my first ever bike build.
My goals are:
- Learn more about how bikes work
- Put together something decent on a budget by keeping an eye on deals and being selective on where to spend more
- Have a useful commuter bike for the flattish run to work, following the southern part of the Capital City Trail
- Meet people and talk crap.
So here goes… I’ll post something for each chunk of the build.
Day 1: Saturday August 22.
I bought a slightly second hand On-One Pompino v4 from Angry in February or so, already fitted with an On-One Smoothie headset.
AL9000 kindly gave me a used BB (FSA Ultimax Cr-Mo 68 x 103) to get me going, which I fitted at my friend’s place and torqued up appropriately.
Question: How do you torque up a left hand thread to spec? Are there special kinds of torque wrenches for this?