Un­touched but also unloved

Classic Bike (UK) - - Classic Workshop -

Den­nis Frost con­firms my re­cent point that al­though un­re­stored bikes can com­mand a pre­mium price, they can also be worn out. Den­nis re­cently bought an LE Ve­lo­cette, com­pletely un­touched, with just 16,000 miles on the clock. An­tic­i­pat­ing fac­tory per­fec­tion in­side, he was hor­ri­fied to find the bot­tom end full of muck and badly worn big ends. “It’s great to have a low-mileage bike, but not if no­body has ever changed the oil!” he laments.

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