I continue to look for a suitable road bike frame that I can afford and then build up.
As was mentioned in another thread here, the frame and then build up is not such an inexpensive proposition if you have to buy a complete kit.
It amazes me the amount of sales at bicycle shops here in Southern California. I spoke with one fellow who was an Olympic cyclist and owns a couple of shops and he tells me that sales are down from 20 to 50% in January in Orange County at most of the shops. man there are some nice sales, but they are still out of my budget right now, but it is great fun to look!
What are you guys seeing you your part of the world?