Re: [CR]When is a restoration not a restoration?

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Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 15:36:16 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]When is a restoration not a restoration?

> Here is a post I pulled from the archives that I posted in January 2002.
> I think it still holds today. Restored, repainted isn't NIP or NOS or New.
> It is repainted. Now, I think I'm approaching my 3 posts per day limit that
> Dale has asked us to follow, so I'm done for the day. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

> "I know this was discussed in detail a month or so ago. At the time, I
> didn't
> have access to the definitions in my Used Bike Buyers Guide. Now I do.
> Here
> is what Jim Cunningham graciously provided to me when I was struggling with
> the guide a few years ago. Any judgemental guide can be controversial,
> with
> such words as "moderate", "minor", and "significant", but this has stood me
> in good stead. Anyway, for what it's worth. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
> Grade:
> NIP: New in original packaging.
> NOS: New, unused, old stock.
> NEW: New, unused, recent production.
> EX: Excellent, virtually unused or unblemished.
> VG: Very Good, minor wear or blemishes.
> G: Good, moderate wear or blemishes.
> F: Fair, significant wear or blemishes.
> P: Poor, incomplete, non-functional or very blemished.
> REB: Rebuilt/repainted.
> Added: Dents are significant rust should always be mentioned, regardless
> of
> the grade. "

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