So, after being outbid on a well known online auction site for a donor cycle trailer (as it turns out, by a mate's wife... Damn her!) I have decided to build my own using an old bike, possibly a BMX, tools and manliness and/or ingenuity.
I know how I want to put it together, I know that I need welding gear and an angle grinder and I know that I need to convince my wife I will not burn down the garage using said tools. The only problem I have is using the donor bike in a way that would destroy it's original form. It's a bike I know, but at some point a child got given that as a present and rode it, enjoyed using it and finally outgrew it. I'm feeling quite sad about the whole thing, but I'm too cheap to buy something new and use that to avoid the moral complications.
Is this a normal feeling or should I just get busy with the power tools and MTFU?