I bought a 2010 Specialized Steel Allez 2nd (maybe 3rd) hand from a fellow Clydesdale (I'm 6'1/230lbs). He informed me that he essentially wrecked the original wheelset and replaced it with a no name wheelset (literally no name... the hubs have an "A" in a remote corner and the rims say absolutely nothing on them).
Surprisingly these wheels held up pretty well until I got into a collision. My LBS deemed both unfixable and I replaced them with some highly recommended Deep-V/DT champion/105's (very nice, and weigh even less than the no names, go figure), which I am told should be sturdy enough to last with me from bike to bike (should I want a cross check one day or something like that).
In looking over the rest of the bike, I see that the brake levers are tektro somethings (which also got jacked up due to the collision), the brakes calipers are literally no-name as well, blah blah blah... I'll get to the point.
Is this FRAME (which geometry I love!) worth upgrading the other components (calipers, levers, derailleurs, cranks, etc., all of which I'm getting a VERY good deal on) to make it a more "worthwhile cycling experience" instead of a melange of no-named-ness (apparently prone to collision)?
As always, I submit my ignorance to the forum.