what to do........ive promised myself, as ive got to make a decision on the paint im going to have to make a choice by the 13th or it will never get done in time.......
on wednesday ive got to be in bristol on business so the 13th is "D" day, for me.
then ive still got the massive dilema over how to build the bike spec wise.
back in the day, boutique custom british builders, use to have all sorts of trouble buying shimano, (i think it was all about volume, and discounts etc), hence, a lot of builders used suntour and campagnolo, both of which are very good quality, suntours "penderson" designed self energising brakes were awesum and mega power for there era, and the finish of campagnolo euclid/centaur was flawless, but in all honesty, i never felt, either had the exceptional gearchange capabilities of shimano.
(case in point----i have the suntour group on my tbg explosif, stunning brakes, and now i have fitted a shimano r/hub/cassette, the gear change quality has improved 100%)
i have thought of using sum road parts,(durace hubs etc) as dave lloyd has such historic road history, or even going the campag route, and trying to build a bike using parts soley from europe, ie nothing japanese, but d/lloyd, did use tioga t bone stems, even project two"s/syncros/tange forks, etc, so i dont really know which way to go....?
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