Originally Posted by IHWillys
A digger requires a level of workmanship beyond the average.
Cafe-bob-trackers don't. Thus partly explaining their popularity with garage hacks.
PS, another angle of the one I assembled, which I don't think is so bad. But I have certainly come a long way since then and would do things differently now.
I was alluding to the number of bikes that absurdly get tagged with the labels "cafe racers" and "choppers" in Craigslist ads, when they have absolutely nothing to do with either style of bike.
I do understand what you're saying, and I agree that everybody needs to start somewhere. As my dad taught me, "Anything worth doing is worth doing well, but most things can be done well only after you've done them badly."
And I don't think your XS is bad, ether—I was not attempting to slam your old ride.