Unfortunately I am going to be 40 soon and to get over the depression I am thinking of building a road bike. I have been mainly a runner and mountain biker over the past 12 years but seem to be enjoying more and more riding on the road - my converted hybrid just won't cut it anymore!
What I would like to do is build my own road bike ideally for long distances - I might decide to do a sportive at some point. The mechanical side does not bother me too much I have always upgraded and replaced parts on my current bikes my self. What I am concerned about is choosing a frame etc. that is comfortable for me. I don't want to build the bike and then find that it is uncomfortable to ride - which my current hybrid is.
My question is should I build my own bike or should I just buy one from the LBS? If I build my own I worry about frame size, head angles etc. and that the bike will be uncomfortable. Can anyone who has built a road bike before offer any advice on choosing a good size frame and suitable components that will offer a good fit?