Jamie Swan wrote:
> I want to add a side-bar to this thread. I prefer bikes in their
> original paint even if the condition is not that hot.
Jamie, there is a saying in collecting: "You cannot replace originality."
A bike has to be _very_ far gone before I would ever consider restoration. Most of my old racing bikes have patina oozing out of their pores!
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (T-shirts, reprints and Campagnolo Timeline)