At the heart of this mess is my favourite frame. A Daccordi in Columbus SL which I bought new from Wielersport (Bognor Regis) in 1986 or 1987. To cut a long story short I had the very short steerer replaced a couple of years ago and went threadless. Now having seen some lovely old bikes on here I think I should have had a threaded one put on instead to keep it proper Retro.
As you might be able to see it has a right old mix of Campag on it. There's Super Record - brakes and seatpin plus Veloce 8 speed downtube shifters and rear mech and a Record "10 speed" front mech. I have the original Super Record chainset, bottom bracket and front mech but putting those components on with the chunky stem and carbon fibre 'bars will just look a bit weird won't it? I've also got the original wheels (Record hubs on Mavic GL330 rims). At least the Tektro brake levers almost look like Campag in profile albeit modern style.
So, what do I do now?
I'm torn between completing the modern look and going back to 1987. The more I look at the front end the more I want my quill stem back and seeing billholding's Castorama Raleigh is pushing me in that direction I think.
What do you wise Retrobike sages say?