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Opinions and ideas for my first build.

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Opinions and ideas for my first build.

Ok, I curently ride a K2 Mach2 it has Tiagra/105 componets. I ride about 100 miles a week. I have no problems with the bike, I like it, but I'm a contractor and I just like to build stuff, so why not spend the fall building a bike. Next year I'm looking to do more organized rides, maybe join a bike club, still planing on 100 to 120 miles a week, maybe even try racing, but that's a big maybe. I'm also not looking to break the bank.
So this is what I'm planing on for the build and I'm looking for coments.
Frame- Scattante XRL $179 at Performance
Campy Centuar group set $600 new on EBay (seems like a good price, yes, no, ?)
Wheels ??? $200 - $300 sugestions welcome (190lb rider)
Thinking about Richey stem and handlebars?
Other than Performance and Nashbar where are some good places to look?
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