Hi all After some opinions/thoughts/suggestions. Fed up of using my tourer as a stand in road bike and am thinking of expanding my collection and adding a dedicated one. As I know my way round a bike a bit now I'm considering sourcing individual components and building my own. My instinct is that this might be a more ccost effective way of doing it but how true is that in reality? Is that sort of approach really just the preserve of those who want a variety of specific components, regardless of cost/value? I'm not looking at anything top end, more around the £600-1000 mark - Shimano 105 groupset, as a rough idea. I've looked at a few prices of components and complete bikes - a 105 groupset bike (Trek/Specialized, for example) seems to come in at £900-1000. A full 105 groupset is £300 odd on its own, and that's without wheels, frame etc. As I'm not overly bothered by specifics (I don't really care what wheels or frame it has, for example, as long as they're half decent) am I more likely to get 'value for money' from a shop bought bike or would the 'build your own' idea be worth pursuing? With all that in mind, any suggestions for either places to buy well priced components (frames? Wheels?) or, alternatively, decent value road bikes between £600-1000? Cheers.