[CR] RE; "sympathetic restoration"?

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

From: "Bill Talbot" <bulldogsrule@graffiti.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 09:40:30 -0500
Subject: [CR] RE; "sympathetic restoration"?

Jamie and all,

IF restored means repainted, then do we need to get into the "as original" paint or the very common, best we can apply today spray job. Also a common issue with restored cars that NEVER looked half that good from the manufactuer.

I say restore them as you like. I've never had a bike "as delivered" for more than a week. And more often than not, prefer to start with just a frameset.

Now where that all fits into the judging of fine lightweights, I don't know. Do we need to pick winners? I can see a peoples choice and pehaps best original in different age groups. But restorations???

Going out to ride one of my favorite mixed groupset classics,

Bill Talbot New Hartford, CT USA

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