I’m 36 this year and I’m thinking of getting a “nicer” and tweaked version of my Karate Monkey made for my 40th. Rigid specific, bit slacker, few other geo/sizing tweaks, nice colour, XT level build with nice wheels etc.
I’m looking at Curtis and 18Bikes in the UK.
Further afield I’m looking at 44 Bikes in the US (http://www.44bikes.com/) Retrotec, Soulcraft, Hunter and Indy Fab.
Just had a quick look at the Feather Cycles page; now feel free to correct me, but am I alone in thinking classically styled thin tubes metal bikes look rubbish with chainsets with thick armed chain rings
You’re not alone with that. I think the Shimano cranks look odd. The more traditional type, even beefier than the old-school ones look better.