Steve Leitgen wrote:
> I am a firm believer that that classic old machine should be on the
> road. I've got two that are near assembled. A 77 Trek 700 531 frame
> returned to the form it was when I assembled it in 1979(Campy record
> throughout with an Avocet triple) and a Columbus SL frame (my first) set
> up with mostly DA EX.
> I have Campy 50th #156 in the box. (No it's not for sale, bought it in
> 84) If I sell the set, it will probably remain in the box as a collector
> set. If I keep it in the box it collects dust in my collection. My basic
> instinct is to build it and ride it. It's kinda valuable to do that. But
> Oh, the beauty of those pieces.
> So what should I do? Display or ride?
That's a toughie...
But, in this case the 50th Anniversary group was largely intended to be a display item anyway (c.f. numbered sets, display box, etc.) I'd probably keep it in the box as a display item. Maybe you can find a used 50th Ann. group to ride?
-John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA