Good answer. No, I wasn't intending to upset you, I was posting an honest first reaction. We have different tastes. I don't have to like it, and you don't have to be offended that I don't like it. Whatever floats your boat, as they say. If you like the way it turned out, that's good enough for me. BTW, lack of "amenities" are the last thing I'd criticize. Lack of practical ergonomics are the first. But if it works for you, no more needs to be said about it. I finished this bike earlier this year. Link, because it's not a bobber. I did get my share of criticism over the choice of red frame, gray sheet metal, and a bit over use of Japanese parts on it, but it's the way I wanted it.