I'm farily new to the world of road cycling having only used a MTB and a single speed for the last six year. Now I want to buy my first road bike, but I'm not really sure how to make up my mind of what I should do. Should I buy a new one straight out of the factory or should I go looking for a vintage frame and fit it with some new and entry level parts? I'm ok in terms of fixing up my mountain bike. I can adjust the gear and brakes and know how to change a chainring and cog. I think I would like the challenge of building something of my own that is mine, but don't know if I'm both skilled and patient enough.
Some advise would be much appreciated.