So here is my dilema. I recently traded a Rear velocity deep V with a Steelwool hub for a 82-86 ish Red Marinoni bike in a really decent shape.. I usually don't like conversions but when I saw the bike's geometry I felt in love right away, really similar to a track frame. Since I work in a bike shop I had a pretty good deal on the parts for my conversion: dura-ace headset, Sram omnium crank + truvativ giga pipe gxp, nitto NJ pro 90mm, dura-ace 16T cog. I recieved my parts yesterday and assembled the bike on the spot. The only thing missing is a rear white velocity deep V to match the front one and a riser bar (i ordered a gusset open prison). So for now the rear wheel is a cheap alex rim + a no name kind of hub.. I rode the bike all night and it was a blast, the bike is fast and nimble. It feels exactly like a track frame.
So here is the part where I need your advice guys, Should I chop all the "road bike" stuff like the shifter mounts on the down tube, the cable guides on the top tube and the derailler hanger? I planning on ordering some new decals for the bike and the color code as well to repaint it.. Would it be a disgrace to mangle this frame with a grinder? The other techs @ the shop told me not to do it since it looks like a pretty vintage bike (it had a campy record gruppo..) ...
So what do you think guys?
*I'll post some pictures of the bike tonight*