Re: [CR]Vintage Bikes Most Desired.


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10

Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 19:40:32 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Bikes Most Desired.
References: <3CE5AA3D.8FCFD25F@optonline.net>


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)