Ok, I ride a Dean SS right now. The frame is about 10 years old, and I love it, but the paint is starting to peel, and after about 20,000 miles on the bike, I think it's time to get something new.
My question is. . .Why is Dean so awesome? Wherever I ride it, I always get compliments about it, and it is just set up with basic components (Singleator, Tange Steel fork, Rhino bars, stem, and cranks, etc.) Sure, it rides great, but I just don't have the money to get another one.
I've been debating building up a KHS Solo 1, the only thing that is really stopping me is the *bling* factor. Am I crazy?