Just had the 'order despatched' e-mail
So, it seems i'll be doing my frame a disservice with the following but, hey, it's mine and improvements I expect i'll see in The Rider will far outweigh pretty much anything equipment upgrades may offer...
Groupset - tiagra - £290 @ merlin
Finishing kit - merckx bars, tape, stem & prologo saddle from PX £40 - seems a steal at that price and cheap enough to swap out if 'rider position fine tuning' is required?
Deda seatpost, £22, PX
Rubino 3 pro - £36'ish / pair - Ribble + tubes
Wheels - aargh - so much to choose from.
Merlin are doing Tiagra Groupset with a pair of RS30's for 390.00 (white rims though - may be worth a call to see if they would offer the black?)
Askium - £145 @ Decathlon.
Bargain basement - RS501 - £66 @ Ribble.
All takes me above my £850 total spend limit but, ain't that always the way