This is my 1973 Triumph T140. I built it from the ground up last year, no two bolts were together when I started. Everything inside the engine, pistons, valves, etc, were brand new and shiny. Everything else was the cheapest old and original parts I could find, which means there is a lot of chipped and mis matched paint, rust, caked up grime, and dents. But I don't care how it looks, so much, I care how it rides (okay, and how it sounds). I have a friend who has been building and racing British motorcycles for 40 years, with a collection of almost 100 bikes, who guided me through the whole process. Also, you guys might appreciate this, being on SF, I bought a new pair of APC jeans around the time I started working on the bike, and I wore them every single time I worked on it, and every time I ride it. The fades are now fantastic, and are unique to my bike. The insides of the knees are near white from hugging the tank, and the left cuff is soaked through with oil, plus there is blood and grease spattered on them from the whole process. I even took a good spill in them and got some cool fraying on the side from the slide.