I want to race
No one in my "real" life understands why. Regardless of all the valid reasons I shouldn't (e.g., money, pain, humiliation, and more money) the insatiable thirst to compete is there and must be satisfied.
My real concern is the bike and the dilemma around building it.
So I got this really sweet frame.
And.... it's not my size
Not a shameless plug, but it is on Ebay if your interested (Ending Tomorrow)
The Real Deal
I have been itching to build a nice rig I can train and race with. The dilemma is racing and the eventuality of crashing.
This will be a budget build around $2k or under if I can manage. I probably almost certainly won't be able to replace a $1500 (Used) frame if it gets wrecked.
FWIW, my options are pretty dead set on a 2011 Specialized S-works SL3 OSBB, Cannondale Supersix Hi-mod, Giant Tcr Advanced ISP.
Throw caution to the wind, would you race your dream frame if you knew you certainly couldn't replace it?
Drink the koolaid and build a Caad10?
I probably will ignore comments I don't like... but hey, if your racing you obviously got more issues than me, or money. I'm guessing the latter.