I was just reading a post of someone complaining that Italian bikes were really made in China or the like. I'm just thinking, do you think there will be a time when I can go to a website, type in all my information and get a custom bike?
I know that the 'great' builders can really tailer the steel and such specifically to the way I want to ride. But, I'd think that there are likely some good rules of thumb that all these builders use that you could 'program' into a website and get pretty good results.
Right now custom frames seem to be in the $1300 and up range. I could imagine that a 'almost' custom, done over the net, or at a dealership, could get down to $500-700 and be popular. Does Sach's actually have to personally weld my bike to make it up to his standard?
Never having had a custom bike, am I totally out to lunch on this theory?