Finally riding a big boys bike
Agreed, although I have been known to secret the more fragile parts away, fitting more common stuff so I can ride and enjoy my stuff. I’ve always thought there was little point in owning it if it couldn’t be used as the makers intended.Personally, I think for collectability and also to showcase the bike for a display, then it's always best to have the original parts that the machine was born with. It's a better representation of the bike historically. It seems rare these days to see one with all its original components. I'm trying to get one now that's all original out of Russia from a friend and if I do get it then I would leave it that way ... all original.
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