I know, I know. I have a Raleigh 20 that is also staring at me for its build. It's turn will come soon...
For the 8H, I was trying to estimate the price increase vs weight loss of any options over the factory fork. The fork I will switch-out. I don't need the suspension with the associated weight.
A fancy light crank may eventually find its way onto another bike next spring. I am trying to start figuring out what fits, then I will price it out reasonably.
A used Mu SL could have been nice, but a little hard to find. I have seen two around the city (NY). Very Nice. But anyway, I have the DT for now. Fun bike, but could it EASILY loose a little weight.