Funny discussion this....
I remember when I built up my Dave Yates in the mid 90s, that one of the criteria was that is should still be a desirable bike when my kids grew up. So I guess I was thinking retro ahead of time. And I always knew that the Pace frame was a future classic (very limited runs, oddball design, british-made - just like Bates, Hetchins et al which make Pace prices look discount).
I was aware at the time of nostalgia for 50s/60s road stuff (Airlite, Mafac etc etc....) and chose parts that I thought would stand the test of time and resisted all temptation to sell it, even when times were hard. Some parts got taken off the bike (Pace R30s, Record or cantilevers for exampe) but I still have them all.
I do confess though, that it has taken me by surprise that there is interest out there already for this stuff. I thought there would be another 10 years at least. (My kids are only 8 and 9!)
And that Dynatechs have a cult following..... I would never have foreseen that. I bought my MT3 for Â£100 nos when I needed a cheap hack to use in the winter.....
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.