This wasn't a planned build, I had it in my mind to see how an old Italian steel frame rides, for as little cash as possible, LOL. I found a nice deal on this 58cm 1993 Miele (rhymes with Sheila, made by an Italian-Canadian) Invictus frame (Columbus SL) on CL, and then found an awesome Swiss-made sealed bearing BB with Italian threads, for dirt cheap at our local bike recycling place. Most everything else, I've been accumulating for awhile, and it's been on a few different frames. I'm not sure exactly what made me use a single chainring up front, but a 1x8 setup is refreshingly simple to use, with no trimming needed for weird gear combinations. So it's an 8-speed XTR shifter, RD & cassette, with Dura Ace crank & ring, chain & brake calipers. The Tektro Quartz brake levers had something on them, like road tar maybe, so they were cheap too, even though they were pretty spendy new. The carbon bars were one of my big purchases a few years ago, and cost me a whopping $40, but the carbon seat post was $20, because it's pretty scratchy, by most peoples' standards. This seat is a Univega branded Selle-Italia suede, but I might put on my heavier Cinelli patent leather, if I need more padding. I weighed it at exactly 20 pounds before, but I've made several changes since, so it's most likely at 19 pounds now, roughly. BTW, I just rebuilt those pedals yesterday, they're French-made Lyotard Chromees, made from the 1950s through the 1970s, so older than some of you.