I really like Reynolds framed bikes from the 60s & 70s. My budget allows me to find examples only fit for the road again after an extensive period on my workstand - hence the user name.
I find the ones that someone last rode over a decade ago, put into the back of a garage and forgotten in a hissy fit - usually caused by something breaking whilst out on the last ride the owner had, and making him push it home. Eventually buried in the dross that builds up in garages over the years, the garage is eventually cleared out when there is no more space to squeeze things into, and the bulk of the stuff put up for sale. The advert usually goes something like this:
Cycle, good quality not used since I gave up cycling some years ago, very little use, carefully garage stored but a few cosmetic scratches. Will need a little work and a service. £xxx Ring etc...
Great game, we both really know what the score is and that it will need a complete rebuild!