Re: [CR]hotrodding, parting out, etcetera

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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:19:59 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
From: "Nick Zatezalo" <>
To: "" <>,
Subject: Re: [CR]hotrodding, parting out, etcetera

I for one would not mess with a frame unless it was severely damaged or had no visible paint remaining.

Parts are parts and I don't have a problem with bolt on / bolt off changes as long as the originals were kept for later usage. I do this quite often with stem, handlebar, brake lever, combinations that I swap back and forth. I prefer to replace disposable vintage parts with more easily and less costly alternatives. Pulleys, brake shoes, levers, and hoods are prime examples.

As I have mentioned earlier I have almost completed the refit of a Nagasawa from a vintage parts kit of items from the 1950s-2002 to a modern 1999 Campagnolo 9 Speed kit. I like the idea of being able to swap from vintage to modern occasionally.

Nick "mind over matters" Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga

-----Original Message----- From: "" <> Sent: Dec 29, 2004 4:00 PM To: Subject: [CR]hotrodding, parting out, etcetera

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?
chester, ct