Re: [CR]Originality--to what lengths?

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 21:35:07 -0400
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Originality--to what lengths?
In-Reply-To: <>

At 06:12 PM 03/07/2008 EDT, wrote:
>Do I have an obligation from an ethical standpoint to keep
>the bike as original as possible, because the next owner may want to show it?

Good question. Even if it wasn't going to be shown, there are some things one should never do to an original vintage bike. How about a list of Ten Commandments for vintage bikes?

I can start it off.

1. Thou shalt not cut off the derailleur hanger.

2. Thou shalt not cut off the pump pegs.

3. Thou shalt not part it out for profit.

Okay, you can take it from there....

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario