Agency_Scum's third way is my plan for the Dave Lloyd Cats Wiskas build.
A lovely old frame with mostly modern kit, but a retro feel.
I have some XC Pro thumbies so I'll start with them, but I also have some Forge thumbie mounts so can go to 9spd if I get some dura-ace levers...
Biggest issue is going to be the forks and the 1" headset - I'll try the RC35's that are on it but will be keeping an eye open for some suitable rigids (RC30's???)
I plan to enjoy riding, fettling, and looking at this wonderfull frame
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
95 Kona Explosif Singlespeed/Fixie - 100% Thrashed since new and it's still very well loved (and it looks it).
Dave Lloyd C.A.T.S W.I.S.K.A.S - Built, ridden, loved, and sold.