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New spoked affect value?

Old 10-19-13, 06:49 PM
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New spoked affect value?

I have a bike probably from the 50's that I want to display in my shop. It is not in that great of shape, mostly just some surface rust. It does have a bunch of broken spokes on the front wheel. Is it better to leave it the way it is or is it alright to relace the wheel? I can't remember what make it is, I think it is a Freight Line.
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Old 10-19-13, 07:02 PM
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I would think with a bike shop, you'd only want to show garage queen vintage bikes, not fixer uppers.
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Old 10-20-13, 01:29 AM
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I'd replace the spokes. I don't think anyone will know or care that the spokes are old vs new, other than the new spokes being nice and shiny.

But I'm of the idea that bikes should be ridden, or at least able to be ridden.
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There's nothing wrong with having daily rider old bikes on display, people like looking at them. What you don't want is broken/damaged bikes in your shop.
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Repaired the wheel, did a little cleaning, it is now hanging from the ceiling.
Thanks!
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