Quote: "in my opinion the strict sense of original means original. But if you compare these bikes to a stradivarius or amati violin the line begins to fade. None or very few of those instruments exist in an original state. They were/are modified by other luthiers. It does not seem to decrease value because the instruments may not still exist without help. Maybe comparing frames to old fiddles or old master pieces is incorrect, but it might be in 300-400 more years."