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50/50 may be acceptable during the honeymoon period, but after that just periodic maintenance....
Not saying that spannering isn't therapeutic, but only when you want to do it, not if you have to do it...
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Trouble is, like it or not, the whole: 'matching numbers' thing does affect the resale value of these things.. Though, have to admit, worrying about the resale value of an item you've just bought seems a mite weird, a bit like my ex choosing wallpaper for it's ease of removal !!
Different strokes for different folks.

Some have a bike to race, some to ride with their partner, some to get away from their partner, and so on. At one time, riding was all I really cared about - one bike and damn the cost. Today, if I was the same and lived in an area where riding was enjoyable, I would buy a modern Triumph.

My enjoyment comes from rebuilding British bikes and helping others with their bikes. The costs and what detracts from the selling price make a difference to me - I don't care a lot about making money but I do care about throwing it away.

Once I've rebuilt a bike - it needs to be gone so I can do the next. Did a little math today, my 77th birthday present to myself will hopefully be that the 28 projects I have lined will all be done (71 now)!

Old Spice - next someone will they still use Vitalis or Brylcreem :)
 
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My reference was to the OP... who appears to be chasing a 'keeper' rather than looking to start a business :)
(Vitalis!!! Not since primary school!)
 

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Once I've rebuilt a bike - it needs to be gone so I can do the next. Did a little math today, my 77th birthday present to myself will hopefully be that the 28 projects I have lined will all be done (71 now)!

Old Spice - next someone will they still use Vitalis or Brylcreem :)
I'm 68 in a couple of weeks, I have way fewer projects than you, and I still have far too many!!

You haven't hung out with the Rockabilly guys recently then?.....plenty of Brylcream and other period 50s/60s hair products in use....

As for 'still using' it! I served in the Royal Air Force, also known as the Brylcream boys! That pretty much ensured I didn't want to use it!
 

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I'm 68 in a couple of weeks, I have way fewer projects than you, and I still have far too many!!

You haven't hung out with the Rockabilly guys recently then?.....plenty of Brylcream and other period 50s/60s hair products in use....

As for 'still using' it! I served in the Royal Air Force, also known as the Brylcream boys! That pretty much ensured I didn't want to use it!
High school dances, no air conditioning, sweating, and Brylcreem running down your face. Then comes a slow dance. The girl in her beehive hairdo heavily hair sprayed. Your Brylcreem/sweaty face stuck to her hair. What could you do - you had to maintain your Surfer Curl and DA. Those were (not) the days!
 
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