Upload some pics and some specs for us, and tell us whats your budget. 26''s are dirt cheap these days, your biggest cost I'll say will come from the fork, crank and brakes if you decide to upgrade or build. What you could do is transfer the majority of your parts from your existing bike onto a new frame. I bought a brand new 26" unused frame from my LBS for next to nothing. Current build breakdown: Frame - 300 wheels - 600 fork - from old bike Shifter, derailleur, cassette and used chain - 400 Bar n stem - 150 Crank - 250 Crankbolts brand new - 139 (Courtesy of Kiwi) Brakes - R300 (old Hayes Nine, needed DIY) grips and pedals - 75 odds - R300 Cables, ferrules, and BB etc. Total : R2500, for a brand new unridden bike, that's a lot of fun to boot. Getting a seat post on Tuesday and I'll be rolling!. The problem with building a budget bike from scratch is that all the little things suck you dry, Seatclamps, seatposts, chains, powerlinks, cassettes, headsets, pedals, BB's, cables, housings and ferrules all add up, without you noticing, not to mention tools and lubes if you don't have them already.