Tried to keep the cost down and use parts from the bin. But had to buy bars, stem, headset and brakes. First bike I've had with 1 1/8 steerer.
I don't know if it is just me but I have always found riding a bike you have been building an anticlimactic experience. The only disappointment is the seat tube angle and getting the seat far forward enough. I think I will get an inline seat post to help.
That all sounds negative, after a few tweaks on the fit i'm loving riding it. It is a great feeling.