"Well, I just finished working on my 1977 Snark-Bianchi that I bought over the weekend, and it's purring like a kitten. I took apart the carb and gas tank and gave everything a good cleaning, put it back together (no spare parts left either), tightned everything down, put a new NGK spark plug in it, and it started like a charm. I was riding up and down the street and the bike hit 30 mph on a straightaway with no problem. This is no small feat considering I'm about 210 lbs. I spent so much time working on the mechanics, I didn't have enough time to clean the rust off the rims. I may need to replace a frayed brake cable, but other than that, it's a runner. My garage is like the United Nations now. I have an Italian Snark a French Motobecane and a German/Mexican 1998 VW Beetle. Can't we all just get along!"