Project Yokota - Update 3

It’s now been six months since I started with Project Yokota and have acquired the next batch of parts towards its build. The first item would be a SRAM Force Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force Rear Derailleur

Followed by a SRAM Rival Brakeset: SRAM Rival Brakeset

To install the handlebar stem and set the stack height on the fork, I needed some 1” Carbon Headtube Spacers: 1 inch Carbon Headtube Spacers

And then connected to the stem will be a set of FSA Wing Compact Handlebars: FSA Wing Compact Handlebars

The drivetrain connection to the rear wheel will be a SRAM PG1070 Cassette: SRAM PG1070 Cassette

Holding the crankset will be a SRAM GXP Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Bottom Bracket There’s a lot of old grease on it in this picture, but it’s actually in very good condition. Related, I had to buy a Park Tool BBT-9 Bottom Bracket Tool ($16) in order to install it. This is a tool I can use in the future so I’m not considering its cost a part of this build.

Connecting the crankset to the cassette will be a KMC X10 Chain: KMC X10 Chain

If I’m going to ride this bike much at all, I can’t imagine doing it without a set of Profile Design Carbon Stryke Aerobars: Profile Design Carbon Stryke Aerobars

A small but important part, Shimano Cable Boss Adjusters: Shimano Cable Boss Adjusters

So at this point the cost of this project has been:
  • Yakota Legend Frame - $113
  • Sandblasting and Powdercoating - $150
  • FSA Orbit X Theadless Headset - $40
  • Most Ocelot Saddle - $30
  • Look HSC Carbon Fork - $139
  • Marin 1-1/8” Handlebar Stem - $21
  • 1” to 1-1/8” Stem Adapter - $7
  • 1-1/8” Carbon Fiber Stem Cap - $7
  • SRAM Rival Brake/Shift Levers - $203
  • SRAM Rival Crankset - $185 (The cost of the Force Crankset as this wouldn’t have been much cheaper.)
  • DT Swiss R1850 Wheelset (w/Continental Gatorskin tires) - $300 (Estimate of what these would cost had I bought them.)
  • SRAM Force Rear Derailleur - $69
  • SRAM Rival Brakeset - $85
  • Carbon Headtube spacers - $12
  • FSA Wing Compact Handlebars - $38
  • SRAM PG1070 Cassette - $44
  • SRAM GXP Bottom Bracket - $8
  • KMC x10 Chain - $22
  • Profile Design Carbon Stryke Aerobars -$81
  • Shimano Downtube Cable Bosses - $15
  • Current Cost: $1584
This update brings a number of the moderately pricey drivetrain components and the big ticket aerobars that probably could have waited. But as much as those cost, that’s about 50% of what a brand new set would cost. And these ones are pretty close to being like new. So those were a “bargain” purchase at the time. With the parts I now have I’ve actually started the build and it’s now looking like a bike and not a pile of money er, parts sitting in a box. Within the next couple of weeks or so I should have everything I need to complete this project. So there should be one more update coming before the final build. I anticipate that it should be road ready by the beginning of May. Can’t wait!

Previous installments in this series:
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