At present I am contemplating a new bicycle. There is nothing wrong with those in the current stable, however you are I'm sure aware of the N+1 issue.
I am the proud owner of a Dolan Hercules SL and a Specialized Allez with 105 upgrades and planet x wheelset. Whilst there is nothing wrong with my bikes I have contempleted selling them of late.
In an ideal world I would love to purchase a Canyon Ultimate CF Slx at around £2800. Although in my current situation this would be unwise to say the least. Another option I have considered is to purchase a unbranded carbon frame from China. I'm aware of the stigma around this but have researched the options available and appear to have found a reputable seller with good reviews. To me the plus points of this will be to allow me to customise my frame and give my complete control in my finishing kit etc. Therefore giving me my own one of a kind bike.
This however does leave me with some questions
As I'm a novice (to say the least) when it comes to mechanical skills, how much can I anticipate to pay for a bicycle mechanic to build a bike up from stratch from me?
Assuming I provide all the parts (I have a good idea of what I would want)
Also is it likely that a LBS mechanic would be offend or decline to build such a bike for me?