This makes more sense than anything else.^ There is no way to set this up that will please everyone. In the three years that I've participated, Steve has tried various rules to address these concerns, and every year a similar debate emerges. The thing is, with the current parameters, everyone gets to build the bike that they choose to build. How can it be any better than that? After all, win loose or draw, you are left with the bike that you built. As Glen pointed out, if you're passionate about a particular aspect of bike building, you can set up a sub-category with whatever rules that you see fit. That would just add to the fun!