I'm the same way. Make it a runner and put some miles on to work the bugs out then make it pretty. This bike looks great already though..love the ginch! That tire looks pretty good reminds me of those early Firestone Stingray tires.Not even close. I like to get all the mechanics out of the way first. If it doesn't ride well and you can't put big miles on it then you are just wasting your time. I'll put some miles on it while I get ready for the next step.