I'm wanting to build me a Karate Monkey. It could take a little time to complete, and I would like to research my different options, and start buying parts for it. The thing is a don't know jack about bicycle parts. How do I go about learning about all the current and past parts? I know (for now) I can't afford every modern day wonder part out their for the bike, but I don't want crap on it. I'm finding it very frustrating it being so difficult, if I wanted to learn about guitars I'm sure it would be much easier. So, any advise? I'm hopping I might be able to find some good deals on ebay, as soon as I know what the heck I'm doing. Thanks.