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 Post subject: But why a Retro Bike?...
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:53 am 
Mr Benn
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Ok so we know why you ride...been there, asked that. But why do you choose an old bicycle to do it on? I'm sure most of us have got a 'modern' ride too, but what makes you go out on ye olde fashioned one instead?

*Luddite? :roll:
*Too tight to buy a new one? :cry:
*Want to look cool and 'O Skool'? 8)
*Haven't realised that bikes have in fact moved on and have brakes that work and everything nowadays? :oops:
*Just prefer a simple bike from the days when graphics and paint jobs weren't designed by 12yr olds with no sense of a design history. (ouch!) :twisted:

Why, people???

Me, I like to ride a modern bike with a retro soul...(much like baggy shorts - retro is a state of mind).

So why do you ride........Retro?

:?: :?: :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:01 am 
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Got into it , when I realized I could not afford a new bike . So I though it would be a great idea to find an old good bike ( zaskar it was ) .
In fact it was a bad idea as I have now spent a lot more on retro parts than I ever will on a modern bike . :lol:
And I can now afford all the shiny bits I could not when younger .

but I am now building a modern bike to save the retro ones for dry rides . :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:02 am 
Retrobike's #1 Comedy Genius
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I answer D) All of the above.

Partly as well its like any of the 'Collectable' niches- we're big enough now to buy all the toys we wanted when we were wee.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:12 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Lysander wrote:
we're big enough now to buy all the toys we wanted when we were wee.


I think that maybe sums it up! Although I'm about to build another 'replica' - my own 93/4 race bike but with a modernish twist - which will become a regular rider. Frame (hopefully) crossing the Atlantic now!

(I did buy an Inbred for really sh*tty days though :oops: )


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:16 am 
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They are way cooler, and have fun and creativity in the design..

Modern bikes are all so similar and boring, and work! ...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:17 am 
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Hilts wrote:
They are way cooler, and have fun and creativity in the design..

Modern bikes are all so similar and boring, and work! ...


Agreed :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:18 am 
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Lysander wrote:
I answer D) All of the above.

Partly as well its like any of the 'Collectable' niches- we're big enough now to buy all the toys we wanted when we were wee.


Spot on Lysander (and Wu) Plus i just hate modern mtbs (except if i lay my hands on a 2007 Trimble :? ) I had fond memoeries of my youth - bikes, hi-fi, films so on oldly enough not girl friends from that time, they are best forgoten. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:21 am 
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Location: a proper EU country
built from proper materials
what's not on it does not break
elegant
not a result of outsourcing and labelling
for 1 new bike you can buy a shed old ones
easy maintance, cheap widely available spares
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:27 am 
Mr Benn
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elegant...there's a true word spoken.



Let's here from some of the newer members too...

what draws you 'home' to this - the happy place...? Why are YOU keepin' it real?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:31 am 
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They were new when I bought them......but that was a long time ago....

Now, I'm pleased to discover they are retro 8)

so I guess I'm retro by default, I just haven't moved on :?


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