Help me build my new bike?

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6/6/2014 11:34 PM

Budget: $555 + whatever I can sell a used Giant Method 02 2011 for

I currently ride (as you may have guessed) a Giant Method 02 2011
Can't link because for some reason when I link the Giant site my threads need to be approved...
Anyway it has a 20" tt which feels tiny

I am 5"9

I was looking into the Dugan / Benny frames on fitbikeco but the frame alone would use up all my money
Below are the specs of my current frame
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Also, here are the specs of the whole bike.
FRAME
Sizes 20" Wheel
Colours Matte Black
Frame Tapered hi-tensile, low profile U-brake mounts, mid-BB
Fork Tapered high-tensile legs w/ CroMo steer
Shock Not included
COMPONENTS
Handlebar Steel 27" wide w/ 8" rise
Stem Giant forged front load alloy 1 1/8"
Seatpost CroMo micro adjust 25.4mm
Saddle Giant ultralight 8mm rails
Pedals Giant plastic loose ball platform
DRIVETRAIN
Shifters Not included
Front Derailleur Not included
Rear Derailleur Not included
Brakes Tektro 907A U-brake w/ soft grey pads
Brake Levers Tektro alloy
Cassette 13T
Chain KMC Z410
Crankset Chromoly 3pc tubular w/ 33T
Bottom Bracket Loose-ball mid
WHEELS
Rims Alloy 36H
Hubs Alloy 3/8" axle F/ Alloy 14mm axle R
Spokes Stainless Steel 14g
Tires Giant "Waffle" 20x2.125 F/ Giant SOLE-O 20x2.1 R
OTHER
Extras Removeable rotor tabs
Weight The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
If all I need is a new frame, please let me know
I will probably upgrade to a 20.75" or 21" tt
Would that be compatible with my current setup?

Anyway, if you have no advise on what I have said above, please just link me "Good n Cheap" stuff (even though you cant have GOOD and CHEAP. Good > cheap)
Thanks for your reply,
JohnPhoto

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