Thanks for the welcome!
I've not been involved in the cycle trade for a few years now, since retraining as a teacher in 2001. While I was training I did the odd job - especially wheel building, obviously - but really don't have the time now. Buckley-Saxon Cycles ceased trading in November 2002, as many probably know.
If the pressure gets piled on much more and that nice Mr Gove squeezes my pay and pension to any greater degree then perhaps building wheels might become a better option for me once again!
This is an interesting forum; I rode my first road race for sixteen years last season, and got some interesting comments about my seven-speed cassette (a Shimano Ultegra freehub of only slightly more recent vintage than the 105s which started this thread, as it happens!) from some of the other competitors! I therefore feel quite at home here.
Anyway, it's good to hear from everyone.