I posted this earlier today in commuting, here is probably a better place. I have the opportunity to get hold of an old J.F.Wilson road bike frame. I am told that the forks a front wheel are serviceable, the rear hub is OK but I would need to build a wheel around that (a 40 spoke rim is needed). My question to all learned folk on here is what are the ideal components for the rest of the machine. My commute is 13 miles of hilly, poorly surfaced rural roads in West Oxfordshire. At the moment I ride a Giant Cypress with suspension forks and 700Cx28 tyres. Campag or Shimano? Which bottom bracket? Type and manufacturer of brakes? Transmission? Saddle? Handlebars? It may take some time to save up for the components and build but I think I could end up with a nice road machine here.