So I saw this Canyon frame on ebay, seems like good condition. It would be a cheap alternative to an all new bike. I don't have the money myself right now but I am sure it deserves a good home:
It will have to wait but my Jamis is slowly rattling apart. In the course of repairing and upgrading it I have learned to swap out all kinds of parts like cables, brakes, cranks, hangers etc. The only thing I have never touched it the bottom bracket. This would the only obstacle to a frame only purchase for me. So my question is how specific is this component to the frame and is it difficult to build up a bike (or 'swap' the frame a bit like calling it a brain transplant.) Does the BB require specialist tools as most other things are just allen keyed?