. . . . . . . as I mentioned previously, in the quote below . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . there are any number of 'dealer-members ' within the V-CC; they 'preach' the 'need' for originality, but will have no qualms in purchasing entire bikes so that they can sell off the components. To some, profit is more important than originality and the club is happy to turn a blind eye to such proceedings.
The seller of the frame is a member of the V-CC and widely held in high regard.
Of course, the purchaser will feel obliged to fit 'original' parts, with the 'dealer-enthusiasts' eager to supply parts to complete the build.
Whilst doing so, they state the 'need' for 'originality', 'period parts', 'preservation' & 'conservation'.
These vital parts will be provided from 'other period bikes' which are in turn, broken down (where's the preservation ?
) and so the process continues.
I'm sure that many 'dealer-enthusiasts' do genuinely enjoy their 'hobby' of old bikes, but they don't half make a tidy profit out of it.
I've put modern parts on most of my old frames and I have to say, I genuinely think that the bikes ride better for it.