This thread in the grave for 2 years and suddenly up it pops! Funny, I wonder if Cynergy built his bike?
It's a good question.... I've nearly built a bike, ie some bits of it were done by other people, headset and gears. I'm not sure I did enjoy it actually, and I don't have the bike anymore.
What I'm doing at the moment which I AM enjoying, is upgrading parts on my new bike - the cheapest hardtail Spesh you can get. It has different pedals, wheels, brakes, stem and handlebars. Next is to change from 7 speed to 9 speed. The task doesn't feel so overwhelming and I can take my time, while still riding it. By the time I've finished, only the frame will be original.