Is this project any less valid than buying some carbon tubes and getting someone else to build them into a frame? (which involves cutting a perfectly good frame into pieces, and results in a bike that's too fragile to ride)
I know which one gets my respect!
Knew this was coming. Same materials and hands performing the labor. The only difference being time. Pretty large difference (IMO) than taking a bunch of new tubes, throwing them together, and putting a reproduced decal on it.
The Breezer project is what it is - a replica. But does it have a place in BOTM alongside true vintage MTBs?
Some of the comments, to my mind, are a little unfair I feel.
I certainly don't see any real difference in building a REPLICA yeti c26, to pete build this by hand himself at home.
to be fair, BOTH are replicas, the Yeti C26 didn't start out in life as a c26, therefore it isn't an original C26, its a replica.
but then, I have even had it said, a repainted bike, is not original its a replica.
theres always going to be sum bullshit every month, this is no different.