Quality will be remembered long after the investment is forgotten ~ quote after Mr Charles Rolls. On his cars I do not know, but it certainly applies to many vintage bikes.
4K on a carbon fibre rig with fragile sophisticated tech is a waste of money for my needs. Plus depreciation also doesn't help much making it attractive.
A strength of many of the vintage stuff is that it represents real, honest, pure old world quality, while the world around us is getting more and more virtual, complicated and less easy to grasp.
could not agree more with you Melvin
I still do not understand why the world has switched to a more " buy , use, oh its old, or oh its broken, do not fix, throw away" mode
luckily there is a bit of a reversal to that
but now its the manufacturer that plans the item to "break" after for example 7 years for washing machines( beyond the extension of garantee sold from 2 to 5 years !!!)
lets hope that bikes are not built too much along that theme
whane will the tyranny of the "image" over the "content" be overthrown
well progress is not always nice but lets not complain too much about it as we are not obliged to become its slaves and can take its best ideas