no probs, nobody really cares that much anyway. The might be the odd Hurrumph but thats about it
Cool, I don't like rotten tomatoes in my face anyway..
I have often worried about the bike industry in that they are pricing stuff in a totally unrealistic manner. the prices are just too much and i dont think its down to inflation. More like trying to turn a standard run of the mill mtb, bought from a shop as something akin to aerospace engineering :
Yeah I don't know what happen, from one day to the next bicycles became as expensive as fancy motorcycles, at least in the old days when you purchase a bike with a certain level of components the whole bike was build with them (like in this case XC pro) also think of Klein prepackage components (oh I used to love opening does boxes and hand cut all the wrap components from the plastic)
However, it does present smart folk with the opportunity to do exactly what youre doing and if you play youre cards right and are lucky you can end up with what is effectively a free frame and some funds to help build it with.
I just don't want to end with the "short end of the stick" is not like I do this for business anyway, but yes it will be nice if I end up with a frame in the process..