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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I'm only 27.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:34 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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legrandefromage wrote:
I'm only 72.


There you go, fixed your dementia in one swoop.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 pm 
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I guess like many, being mid 30's, when I first got into biking properly (ie racing etc) in the early 90's I always lusted after the bikes the pros and rich guys had; Zaskars, Kleins etc etc

I then progressed through to downhill racing in the late 90's/early 00's, but now look back with rose tinted glasses to my early days when it was always sunny, anodised parts was a must and bike and component technology was very much in its experimental age.

Now with a bit of expendable income (young family and mortgage greatly reducing that) I can afford to collect/play/tinker with those bikes as a 'hobby' while still riding and sometimes racing modern bikes at the same time.

In regard to M-Powers early post about 80's bikes, unfortunately for me I never really knew too much about bikes back then other than ragging an 18 speed Emmelle around, and as such admittedly don’t know a great deal about that era :oops:

Great to find a community such as Retro Bike where age isn't even really thought about.


cheers
Chris


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:23 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I'm only 27.


Compared to some of us you can still ride like one.

Just thought id mention it in passing. Been pleasantly caught out in a few sales, having to explain whys and wherefores to 32/33yr olds about retro bling parts. They are learning the whole history on FB mostly and getting the retro bug ;) The likes of Charlie Kelly and subsequent heros that we remember eg JMC, has clearly had a marked effect on some of the modern generation.


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