It’s always been a dream of mine to build a bike entirely out the CNC machined, anodized parts that you can buy on eBay. It’s ridiculous I know, but I really want to know how good these parts are. They’re often the cheapest options for new parts, so it’s very hard to resist.
Of course, you risk not being cool if you run these parts. The other guys on your ride are probably not going to be impressed by the Selcof stem on your bike, like they would a Thomson. They might even make fun of you!
I ride by myself though, so I really don’t care about this.
My most recent restoration project requires a seatpost. Of course, restoration is not the right term for what I’m doing. Restoration is what you do to a 30 year old Ritchey or Yeti. I have a ’03 Trek 4500.
Nobody restores a 10 year old Trek. Flipping is what I’m doing here.