After much skimping and saving (sleeping in my car during cross country trips, etc.), a year of swapping out parts and late nights on Ebay and the LBS, I have completed my build. A Salsa Campeon with Ultegra group, Easton Ascent II wheels, Zero Gravity brakes, FSA compact, ITM Stem, Easton Bars, and Speedplays.
I am very satisfied overall.
Schwinn Peloton with 105 group (853 Reynolds Steel)
Kona Chute (Mountain Bike)