The Brutally Handsome
Suppose it was the mid to late 80's, and there existed a new bike frame, a Ritchey for example. For the sake of conversation, let's say that the frame was made with ultra-thin Tange Prestige tubing and that it was built up with XT components. Now, let's extend this scenario several years into the future, a quarter century or so, and imagine that the frame has had an eventful and yet, as some would later say, tragic life living exposed to the elements, so that it developed a bit rust coloration where it was once a beautiful white. As time passed and the rust was allowed to propagate itself, there developed a series of pin holes, perhaps as many as ten, in the ultra-thin seat tubing, some of which grew as large as several millimeters across. Undoubtedly, such a bike would be in deplorable form, and yet for all it's apparent flaws and blemishes, one certain man still yearned to ride and relive the frame's glory years. Now, what would you say to this man, hypothetically speaking of course?
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