Sort of like buying a new Corvair. Its an eye catcher at the very least. I found a set of tube frames for metal pannier cans, and the cans in a neighbor's parts pile and latched onto them thinking they were vintage. Probably not but when I found out how much they cost as an accessory now, I decided to treat them like gold. I've never installed them thinking I didn't want that much iron behind my ankles. Go figure.