If you are in the fantastic position of being so rich as to have lots of NOS bikes that you can't even ride but like to look at on the wall, then well done. I'm very impressed.
Not sure which is the worse of two evils though really. At least my bike gets b$%Â£*y ridden.
I see it more a case of keeping a frame and major components going than stressing about the fact my jockey wheels might not be from 1994. Should you still run radial tyres on a vintage car, even though they don't work, wear out quickly and are massivley expensive to buy or get made up - when you could buy replicas in modern materials...? No, maybe the car should be left untouched, and bricked up on a front room...
And yes I am angry, so I won't apologise.
Wow, that was awfully easy to get you upset.
No reason to be angry and no reason to apologize.
I don't agree with a some of the builds in the BOTM, but I'm not angry about it.
Just tossing my thoughts into the ring. Take it for what it's worth (which is hopefully not much).
I'm not rich. I'm in the fantastic position of location and have been collecting for over a half dozen years.
My bikes all fit and they get ridden. Hard. They're not all 100% year perfect builds, but close....down to the pully wheels and tires.
I like your car tire (tyre) analogy though and I agree....though I don't think we're quite there yet with vintage mtbs.
I'd run modern tires on a daily vintage rider then don the 'show tires' for the photo shoot I guess.