However, I am finding it really difficult to build a USA frame with British bits and bobs...
Anyone else find that?
I know that USA manufacturers and frame builders themselves in the day would spec foreign bits (well, Canadian) but how do people feel about using middleburn, pace, goldtec etc on USA frames?
From my Australian perspective the only trouble I'd have is that there's not a lot of choice when it comes to British bits and bobs whereas in the US there were heaps of options many of which weren't particluarly good performance wise.
I have no issues at all putting UK made parts on a US made frame and in some instances they look fantastic ie Hope Ti hubs look just right on just about anything.
In reality I'd say its actually close to impossible to build a period correct bike with period correct parts from one country (ie USA or UK) and thus I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.