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Old 12-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #753
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Originally Posted by kbasa
So it was decision time. Restore or just make it function? How far to go with a restoration?

I'll be honest. I like machines that have some marks on them. Like chairs that show the wear of the feet of people that sat in them, I like my bikes to be ridden and to keep their stories with them.

Should I wipe all the stories? Or should I just make it look decent enough? What would Greg have done to this bike? Full restoration? Pretty daily rider? I have no idea. So what I've decided to do is make this bike a pretty daily rider. It won't be outfitted to ride to Alaska or Key West. It'll be ready to ride anywhere I feel like riding it, which probably won't be far.

I just like riding it.

So it's going to get new paint, the frame cleaned up, the wheels cleaned up, the miscellaneous bits on the front end cleaned up and fixed, some new bits and it'll be ready for a ride.

I think the FNG, which is the only way I knew McQuide, would be happy with what you've done.

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