You all are correct, a lot of people get a bike fix it up and flip it, claiming that it's the "real deal" when we all know better
Some also buy a bike and then get informed that they've been had and try to resell it to someone like themselves for even more money.
There's a beautiful "looking" Lemon Peeler on the BAY right now that has been restored and if you know your Krate years,
there are some critical things missing for that year bike. I've seen too many original Krates with repop forks rims and the like, which are
OK if you just want a nice looking ride, but why pay the premium for something that's not the real deal. In this day and age it's buyer beware and PLEASE
do your homework prior to a purchase, it's for your own good.