I'm 6'7", 260lbs. I bought my friends 61cm Klein Aluminum Frame. I'm just starting to look in to building it out. I've read about all sorts of Issues for larger riders and it's starting to make my head spin. If possible I'd like to spend less than $1000 on building it. With that sort of price range what sort of components should i be looking for? Is it better to buy Components individually or as a group? Same question with wheels? If there is any particular parts to splurge on what would they be? I don't expect to be doing any racing, just touring and recreational riding. Need to lose some weight!
I haven't ridden a road bike for over 17 years and have always wanted to get back in to it and am pretty excited. Any help is greatly appreciated.