Brandon Ives wrote:
> (cut) Would you use a stone hammer to fix your porch or a flint knife to make dinner? Would you use an early printing press to print your Xmas letter?
> You can't have it both ways. I make no judgements on what is truly rare or not, that's up to the owner. I can say you wouldn't believe the satisfaction of seeing something you've placed on display to the public. (cut) -------------------------
Whoa Dude! We are not talking about riding wooden draisiennes or hobby horses from the early 1800s. Riding any bike from the 1900s and after does no harm to the bike. We're not talking about riding megga miles here.
Display to the public? Come to Velo Rendezvous in October and you'll see a very large display (not for the general public however, just for people who truly appreciate the this stuff). The general public around the Los Angeles area see me out riding on my old bikes every day...how's that???
I have my cake and eat it too!
Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal
"Martin seemed suddenly to wake up. He opened the kit bag and oiled his wheel, putting graphite on the chain and adjusting the bearings. Joe was halfway down to the saloon when Martin passed by, bending low over the handle-bars, his legs driving the ninety-six gear with rhythmic strength, his face set for seventy miles of road and grade and dust." --Martin Eden; Jack London.