I need a new frame, and I would really like to go custom, but it's hard for me to justify spending that much money on a material object.
In an attempt to find a suitable alternative, I came across two different frame building schools UBI and Yamaguchi.
In both cases I can come away with a custom steel lugged track bike, AND... knowledge, which I consider to be worth the extra cost (I'm making a rough estimate of around $2500 after traveling and room & board)
What do you think about this, am I being a little to idealistic?
Do you think It's worth the money?
Has anyone taken this route or know someone who has?