I have a short tale somewhat related. I was in the storied back room at
Matt Assenmacher's and there was a whole wall of hanging bikes...many
wonderful, but all damaged when looked at more closely. I asked Matt about
them and he told me that when someone sends him a frame and it is just too
damaged to make repair worthwhile, they never ask for it back, so he just
hangs them there. There were a couple of real heartbreakers
there...including a wonderful Cinelli that an angry soon-to-be ex-spouse had
taken a hammer to...on each bit of tubing on the bike...Gruesome!