Been a long time and so much has changed with this world of collecting--seems pretty dead. I too was weary of everything. I was sick of my own stuff, done with anything refinished (took awhile for me), sick of overwrought, cheesy bmxmuseum bikes and not into survivor 70's bikes that many folks here talk about and of course all the drama everywhere. I know that's a lot of generalizations, but I just mostly moved on and sold most of my stuff, save a few keeper parts that meant too much to me.
Besides my childhood GT which I will always keep, the one complete bike I kept was my 84 Torker Torklite Mini (2009 BOTY mini winner). While I am proud of saving it from the scrap heap and repairing it, it's thick white powder and repro decals bother me. I told myself if I ever found the same tiny frameset in an original chrome finish, I would buy it.
I come back to this hobby after putting it away for chunks of time--time after time since 2002.
Randomly browsing the museum trade section, found one that was in incredible shape. It was ridden, or at least built, but unlike most of these frames, the downtube was intact and the integral seatpost clamp was intact and had original thru bolt.
My vision is for this bike is to put as many actual Torker parts on it as possible and nothing refinished whatsoever. What parts are possible? Stem of course, check. The other two are a bit harder to find: Euro BB and Mini T-Bars. Check and check. Got everything else save for hubs right now--maybe I can make it in for the 2015 entry deadline. If not, whatever. Nice to be genuinely excited about a project again.