ok. i want a bike that i can do it all on. preferably road-esque position. ss or a triple front single rear (bar end). drop bars. mtb-able if i feel like (doubtful, but the option is nice) rather not have a suspension fork. 700c/29'er wheels. cross able for sure. (all this talk makes me want to do it super bad). i dunno. just do everything well. the only thing i'd race on it would be cross. otherwise just year round riding and commuting in mpls. but i need it fairly soon and don't want to spend over $750 (wholesale prices.) rather not build anything. discouraged after my last build last disaster. really like canti brakes, but i don't really care that much. just something fast in town and fast off road as well. any suggestions? looking at the san jose and building a crosscheck or 1x1. maybe a modified kaitai, but i think i got talked out of that.