Re: [CR] restoration and originality - philosophical test


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:55:54 +0200
From: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
Cc: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] restoration and originality - philosophical test


Mark Lawrence wrote:
> I have an NOS Jack Taylor frame, that has never been painted.
>
> It was built in 1990, covered in a primer coat by the Taylors and then put into storage when the factory closed.
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> It's now in my possession. I'm having it painted.
>
> This may sound like a silly question, but I thought it would focus the philosophers.
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> When I have it built up, should it be a 1990 bicycle? Or a 2009 bicycle?

More '90 than 2009, but given the history I wouldn't be to obsessed with it. It will have a threaded fork so it needs a classical stem and obviously carbon is out but anything an intelligent and loving owner might have upgraded to is fine in my opinion -- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands