Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>Marcus Coles wrote:
>>...someone who will appreciate it
>>and I imagine turn it into a fine riding bicycle with a mix of modern
>Now that WOULD be sad. Better to have a KoF new lugged steel frame made
>and outfitted with current state-of-the-art parts than to bastardize a
>'78 GIOS with modern components in my opinion.
>South Pasadena, Southern California
I don't have huge problems with such indiscretions unless the changes are irreversible. I understand your position, and agree that it would be preferable to assemble it with correct parts.
Attempting to win all the parts back on eBay would not likely be successful or a financially sensible option
The acquisition of correct pieces will be expensive and/or slow and the cost is likely going to exceed the value of a similar complete bike.
All moral problems aside, building it with off the shelf modern Campagnolo parts would give one an Italian lugged steel bike with most of the modern conveniences for a fraction of the price of a new KOF bike and with none of the wait.
If faced with the dilemma myself (luckily this frame is too big), I would be torn between fitting it with what I had available in "in stock" parts and installing correct pieces as I came across them for a suitable price or alternatively buying a bike of lesser pedigree with the correct pieces and ripping it apart and burying the frame after dark. ;-)
London, ON, Canada