I am pretty much finished with the SS. It's something I have thought about for a couple of year. I came close to buying one new from Sheldon Browns bike shop in Boston last year. A few months ago my neighbor offered me his 1980 something Raleigh 12 speed. Over time I stripped the parts off and installed new gearing, cables and had the rear wheel rebuilt. I installed some fenders this week and am going to put on bar ends on the flats of the drop downs to give me a couple more options.
It's not fun to ride yet but I'm told it will grow on me when I'm able to ride it more.