pan y agua
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
or another cheap frame. 105, or Rival groupset. Trispoke, or deep sectioned carbon front wheel, and disc cover for a cheap rear wheel.
Should be doable within your budget. It will be a bit heavy, but it will be fast. Faster than most anything you can buy name brand for $1500.
Or you could get the Motebecanne Nemisis mentioned above for $1000. Put the remaining $500 into a tri-spoke, or deep sectioned front wheel, and a disc cover for the rear.
Aero wheels are going to make more difference than minor differences in frames and components.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.