I don't have any particular question in mind, I just wanted to get peoples' feedback and ideas on this. I'm putting together a project bike over the winter with an inexpensive, decent, road and light trail bike being the objective. So far I've got: a Nashbar steel ATB frame, Rock Shox Judy fork, fsa orbit headset, Azonic ORC stem ($5), Icon matador bars, Tomac bar ends, Ritchy seat post, AWG comp saddle, used Seguino Impel cranks with Shimano square taper bb, Shimano 536 pedals, and a Nashbar quick-release seat post binder bolt. I have yet to get wheels/tires (Shimano LX/Rhno Lite) and a component set (probably shimano xt). With the above listed parts I've spent $277 so far. My goal is to come in under $500 for the whole thing and have a decent bike that's fun to ride that's %100 built by me. I'm just curious as to how other people would tackle the same project and their ideas as to: components, where to get the cheapest parts, and mechanical advice, and especially feedback from people who've done this and their suggestions for cutting cost and parts selection.