Re: [CR]Vintage Bikes Most Desired.

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 19:40:32 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
To: classicrendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Bikes Most Desired.
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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 (T-shirts, reprints and Campagnolo Timeline)