I am currently playing with the idea of starting a cottage industry buying old, steel frames and doing them up. After a recent visit to Argos Racing Cycles in Bristol where they had many beautiful refurb jobs on display I was inspired to trawl the Internet for unwanted treasures with a view to bringing them back to their former glory. My dilemma is whether to focus on frame & fork only or venture into full-build territory. If I go with the latter do I try to keep things authentic - e.g. keep the down-tube shifters - or do I use modern technology?
We've taken the best elements from our events last year - spectacular route spread across Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, full route signage, feedstation and support. It's 'only' 100kms, or more accurately 105kms, but it's all quality, with very little filler.