I'm 5'7'' ~140 pounds. I'm looking at a 10.5 mile twice a day commute.
I am in no hurry to get a bike. I would like to build one because I believe that building something gives you a much better working knowledge of what you are using.
I'm hoping to keep the costs down but am not averse to spending money for quality. The road conditions are fair. While the whole county has many roads, there are always roads under going construction. There are several hills in my planned commute.
Any recommendations for parts or links to help me out?