Re: The costs of building from a free frame
Bairdco nailed it.... "and just build my bikes the way i want."
Helping a new builder by mentioning the dangers of a loose front fender (refer them to the post designed to help them understand) is one thing, telling them "I wouldn't trust that bike to my worst enemy" is totally another. We need to bring new enthusiasts forward into the hobby, then everyone wins. This place is a great way to do that.
Fishguts, we'll have to talk cars some time...