''I heard a story that Arlen Ness used to take show bikes apart to make new show bikes. He would show up the next year with the same bike in a different form. I don’t know if this is true but I liked the story. This is the second time I’ve done this exact thing to 2 different Bikes. Though my reasons for doing so slightly differed, the end result was the same... a new bike for me to ride. ''