All my bikes have been custom builds since I was 12 or so. I don't really ever get rid of anything so my builds are constantly changing. Sometimes I'll build a whole bike around a part or two. Probably the most extreme example of this is my '89 Schwinn Sprint. I started with an extra bmx hub and an old Mavic 36 spoke rim, then procured the rest as I went. It started out as a complete hi-ten steel 27" 10spd with heavy steel components and friction shifters. I wanted a relatively light, reliable city bike to ride in the winter, and it turned into one of my favorite bikes. The newest parts are the Panaracer cyclocross tires, the ODI lock-ons and the Shimano BB, everything else I got lightly used. Shimano 105 square taper cranks with pink anodized 42t chainring, Shimano 3/32" 16t freewheel, SRAM 9spd chain, Suzue cartridge bearing BMX hub laced to a Mavic rim, Shimano 105 front hub laced to a Matrix rim, VP Components (Wellgo) SPD/platform pedals, alloy seatpost with Specialized saddle, Trek System 3 flat bars with alloy BMX levers, original Dia-Compe long-reach calipers, original stem/headset/fork, and steel fenders from a 3spd English racer.
I like it. Excuse me for asking a stupid question but what is an "ODI lockon"? - Cheers - lee