Which do people enjoy more & why?
Full repair job can entail, paint stripping, respray, parts cleaning, rebuilding & polishing.
NOS is searching for hard to find parts & building a bike up as new.
My preference is full repair. My builds can/ are/ do take over a year as I really enjoy taking what can be a heavily beat up frame/ parts & spending time on them bringing them back to near new condition. I actually enjoy this process so much that I deliberately slow the process down! Kinda like the build up to christmas as a kid being more enjoyable than the day itself.
Retro bikes are for me an enjoyable off bike pastime. generally full repair jobs are fairly cheap. I still prefer to spend the bulk of my cycling budget (or lack of!) on new parts that I get the most miles/ use/ fun out of
What do the rest of ya think/ prefer?
WTD- Shimano M980 XTR Rear Derailleur