Start with an affordable Carbon 29er frame (not easy to find) with accompanying CF solid fork: http://www.gotobike.com.cn/gs_detail...&previd=500027
Carbon seatpost: http://carbon-products.en.alibaba.co...ts_SP301_.html
Carbon flat bars: http://carbon-products.en.alibaba.co...handlebar.html
The frame, fork, bars and seatpost are $867 at my door and they take PayPal.
An 11 speed internal gear hub: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/shimano-nexus.html
Hub will add some weight, but I will take a little off at the crankset and BB: http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...310/4388/22677
I am happy with rim brakes that work well.
Want to find some hot pink or red rims......
I'm thinking 700cx32 for the tires.
I have a guy who will pinstripe it when completed.
I think it will make an awesome addition to the fleet.
Should be able to do the whole thing at or under $2k -- cheap compared to stock car racing which I have pretty much retired from.
Don in Austin