DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Originally Posted by brian3069
To built up with the original campy bits, the missing cranks and brakes would have to be bought. Paying E-bay prices would be a hard on the bottom line.
I do have a complete early 90's Shimano 105 group that's in very good condition. The 105 would make a nice rider, but does this frame deserve something better.
Another option would be to wait for a parts donor to came along. What do you guys think.
Donor bike. While tricolor STI is nice, those are really hard to find. But tricolor DT shifters are relatively easy to find (found two in the last three weeks). STI bikes do well, but it takes a real score on an STI bike to make the numbers work.
In my experience, few buyers appreciate a bike having all of its original components. But they recognize models like 105 and Ultegra/600.
Its really a matter of what you find, and at what price.