Good God. In an era with "American Pickers", "Pawn Stars", "American Restoration", "Antiques Roadshow", "Storage Wars", "Junkyard Wars", "Barrett-Jackson", "Mecum", "Car Crazy", "eBay", and all kinds of "What's it Worth?" articles and a wealth of information at your finger tips, people STILL attempt to destroy a classic vehicle (legally, a bicycle is considered a vehicle) in perfectly restorable condition.
Will what can you say, if it is not the newest thing it must be junk. My Trek 1500 was tossed out like that. On its way to PRC to be made into a wallmart bike. Today I race it around the hood and enjoy it knowing that it is as nice as anything coming out of PRC.