Kona lover wrote:
Dropping £2K on a retrobike is insane.....
Really? I've rebuilt/renovated 6 retro bikes of which I still own them all and still ride. The most exotic of them would be a Zaskar or Explosif that is the level I have bought at. I've worked 7 days a week for months on end building up a business and should I not be allowed a treat?
Read the next bit of dbmtb's post:
You should do this like a fine wine.... Find the wine you want (the frame) and let it mature over a few years (speccing it as you go - some parts might take years to track down) and enjoy it when it's ready.
OK - all told, I spent about half that, but the frame spent six months hanging up waiting for me to work out what I wanted to do with it. Most of the rest of the parts have become available and arrived, more than twelve months on from it being ridden (and ridden quite a bit), I still haven't found the right wheels, it's got perfectly OK wheels, but not the right ones [*].
The risk is, you'll sink a stack of hard earned cash, into someone else's perfect build, not yours.
[*] To be honest, I still don't know what the right wheels are, but when I see them, I'll know.
Build it like you owned it!