Re: [CR]"restoration question"


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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 17:29:04 -0400
From: "Peter Jon White" <lists@peterwhitecycles.com>
To: chuck1sd@cox.net
Subject: Re: [CR]"restoration question"
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

chuck1sd@cox.net wrote:
> I know I will be openng up a can of worms with this one, so here goes! What is everyones opinion on restorations with reguard to components? Do you feel that a vintage bike should be restored with the components it came from the factory with(as a complete bike), or is it justifiable to restore a bike with period correct components which may be upgrades that a person would do if they had only bought the frame and built it. For example, restoring an early 70's bike that would have normally been built with a Campy Valentino derailleur,steel crank, etc and building it up with period correct Nuovo Record, etc.
> I am curious to here everyons opinions on the wildly debated topic.
>
> Charles Schlesinger
> San Diego, CA USA
>

If the frame was only sold as part of a complete bike, then I would think you would want it built up as the factory built it up. If it was also sold as a frame only, then of course it would be correct to use whatever components were available at the time.

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