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 Post subject: It’s Good to See....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:17 am 
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That there seems to be a growing interest and demand from guys in their 30s in Retrobikes and parts from our era :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 am 
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Good to hear but how do you notice?


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troje wrote:
Good to hear but how do you notice?


:D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 am 
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DOB on their FB profile ;) Their picture and general demeanour. Convos from selling and occasionally buying parts from them. I think its great, slightly surprised tbh. You would think that whole 80/90s era would be of little interest to such followers of contemporary bike marketing hype.

Maybe they have tried riding a classic rigid through tight tree gap, root festooned slippery trails beside a river and appreciate the purity of the experience. Wide bar 35lb modern rigs woukd struggle to make it through such places without regular ‘dabs’ and walks ;)


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 Post subject: Re: It Good to See....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 pm 
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I think you're forgetting that a lot of 'us' were teenagers in the mid 90s, and were there as impressionable yoofs.

I know there are a lot of thirtysomethings on here that were mountain biking in the 90s :)


*edit* I'm now waiting for the comment from Mr. Spud that there's no way I'm still in my 30s... I've lead a hard life. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: It Good to See....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:21 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:

*edit* I'm now waiting for the comment from Mr. Spud that there's no way I'm still in my 30s... I've lead a hard life. :facepalm:


:D

You must have been else where like me when they were handing out the alexia of eternal youth from the cup of life....


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Steve, Nick, I'll lend you some of my gorgeous youthful looks so you can both pretend a little longer...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:48 pm 
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Aye, plenty of us had hard paper rounds :lol:

Im more talking of guys in their early 30s who have discovered classic bikes from the late 80s and very early 90s. Most of these guys would have been too young to know much about mountainbiking or out riding them at this time, with a few possible exceptions. In the same way many of the modern gen grow to appreciate music from this era, i just think its cool there seems to be growing interested in the bikes too :D The baton of appreciation will keep on going methinks.


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It's not unheard of for guys in their 30's to discover bikes from the 80's. I did that very thing.

Mind, I did it in the late 1980's.... so I don't suppose that counts. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Retro never really goes out of fashion. The prob for collectors of classic cars is there are fewer and fewer mechanics who can/will work on them, so maintenance gets too pricy. At least classic higher end bikes are well made and fairly simple to maintain DIY.


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