Question : What is the age difference between you and your better half .????Funny how we look at age. 9 for a human is just a child. 9 for mechanical stuff made of metal, steel alloys, plastic is getting along in years.
I know about it. I've had my rigid Shovel for 15 yrs. Lots of new parts in eng. & trans. It hasn't reached break in mileage yet. Unlikely it ever will while I own it.That`s a little to real for these ol bones.
But love a Classic or nicely laid out rigid just the same.