Collecting vintage bikes is a great hobby that is enjoyed by many people. One problem with vintage bikes is that the part might not function properly. Many a vintage bike is found with rusty damaged parts. Then the only option for the collector is to find vintage bike parts to replace the damaged bike parts.
One thing that the collector might become frustrated about is finding original vintage bike parts. There are a lot of fake parts out there that are sold as the real original bike part. The collector should definitely learn to tell the difference between original vintage bike parts and fakes.
Check the labeling. Does the label look fake? Then it might be a fake part. Purchase the parts from legitimate sources only to insure that they are the original parts. Many collectors also take to the Internet and search for bike parts. This might be convenient but an easy way to get ripped-off and wind up with fake bike parts. Follow these suggestions when looking replacement parts for that vintage bike.