On the road bike, it's not sexy but the 105 component group has been absolutely fantastic for me. I don't race on the road so I'm not concerned with the lighter components. The 105 group is solid and not expensive.
I had no idea Faber was Oregon. Good stuff, too bad it got torn down.
I actually had 105 stuff (circa 1991) on my first road bike (DiamondBack Master TG). The 105 stuff worked much better than the Ultegra 600 stuff I got on the Torelli. When/if I do change out the group, I'll be looking for as light as possible and still bullet proof, though. I work for a company that gives you a 2 month sabbatical every seven years, so I'm thinking I'll do a coast-to-coast. Of course, they closed the NJ site (so I work from home) and I will probably get kicked to the curb early next year...which means I may not get to take my sabbatical when I want and will be looking for a new gig on my sabbatical instead.
Yeah, as you might imagine, Animal House is a super-cult film at UofO. I watch it every so often as it is always particularly fun for us Ducks. Spent a billion hours in the Student Union/Fish Bowl ("I'm a zit, get it!") and had more than half my math classes in 210 Fenton Hall (where the "court" scenes were filmed). I've even been to the Dexter Lake Club ("Otis!")...used to drag race out near there. The funny thing was I didn't realize it was filmed at the UofO either until I was a student there and was watching it my first weekend there at the Student Union! Imagine my surprise...
It was a big deal among the locals when they tore it down (it was a serious POS building, though...this was 9 years after Animal House was filmed). Now there is a medical office building there.