I think my point is that it is one thing looking the part and another actually being the part.
Depends whether you want to actually ride the damn thing (properly) or not - new rubber is a hell of a lot better than 20yr-old tyres that have been sat around.
I know its ridiculous but imagine someone created a full retro bike out of modern repro parts, it wouldn't be right would it?
See above. I'm very tempted by the idea of a retro steel F&F (if only because there's no current steel alternative with rim brake bosses and no disc tabs without going custom), with a modern Deore 9sp V-brake groupset, modern Deore non-disc hubbed wheels, new skinwall tyres, and new finishing kit. Retro looks and ethos, modern parts availability and the reassurance that an old alloy stem or bar isn't going snap on me when I need it not to. Reckon I could do the full build for under £500, and apart from the F&F would be a brand new bike.
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