Originally Posted by KingOfJericho
What is making you want to build from scratch? I think you'll save yourself a great deal of headache and money by buying something already built. I just bought a Trek Madone (CF w/ Shimano 105 components) and have been having a blast with it. It's going to end up like a car where the sum of the parts ends up costing more than a fully built road ready bike sitting in a showroom.
Good point ^^. So many choices of quality built bikes suited for any budget. Don't go nuts on ur first bike, it will most likely kick ur ass for a few years to come. like any sport, the more u get into it, the more expensive it gets! Great sport, great exercise....