without clear definitions of what these terms really
mean, it's hard to fully discuss them and have strong
opinions - BUT - clearly, the italians did not/do not
share the romance with and nostalgia for the "old stuff".
and, as we know from jan h's many posts, many hand-made
french frames were routinely "updated" by adding braze-ons
and changing rear dropouts, etc. so why is it bad to re-work
frames and/or part out old stuff for new now?
the ebay gios is a prime example; in some posts, the
seller represents the "dark side". has anybody's opinion
veered in the last 24 hours?