a few years ago I bought a resprayed Bill Nickson road bike in order to do LEJOG. Did that, and really enjoyed the ride and the bike. Trouble is that the seat tube by the bottom bracket has now rusted through (water in the seat tube, despite me squirting lots of waxoyl down there). The bike is a welded Deddaccai frame, with 8 speed Dura Ace running gear, carbon forks (not sure if they are original though), and Hope Ultralight hubs (since replaced due to the bearings failing in the front and the flange splitting on the rear). I guess it's a late 80's, early 90's frame.
The bikes a really nice bike, and it fits me very well. Since I stopped riding it ( a year ago) due to the frame rusting through, I have bought a new bike, so technically I don't need the Bill Nickson bike (possible turbo trainer duties only, if I get desperate enough).
Is this a classic frame worth restoring (reweld or braze, and decent respray), or is it nothing special?
I really like it, but don't want to throw money at it for it to be worth next to nothing.