First let me say that I am not a bike mechanic. I have a new 2000 Chrome Moly Fuji Newest frame and fork. I bought it a few years back with the intention of building a fixie/single speed. I have the complete specs for the bike as offered by Fuji in 2000. Would this bike be worth building into a daily user? What Groupo would you suggest considering the frame is about in the middle of Fuji's lineup. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
The frame is a decent one and worth building up IF you can get the build kit at a reasonable cost or can cherry pick components and sales. These days, buying a complete bike at any given component level is often cheaper than buying individual components for an existing frame/fork.
If you go ahead, consider 105 or Tiagra as the component group. They are good, solid parts and well suited to use as a daily rider bike. They are likely the components that would have come on it if the bike had been originally bought complete.