The whole retro thing is quite interesting.
When I had my BMW e24 I used to have a good relationship with the guy at the local BMW dealers parts counter, he would let me rummage around out back, give me good discount on parts and let me burn a copy of the ETK cd (BMW parts brochure, which gives part numbers to every component,including stickers and brochures, as well as exploded diagrams for every component, including stuff like the fuse box or boot lock. You have to love the germans).
Anyway, I went to another dealer once when I needed a part and was somewere else and they couldn't get me, and my old car off their premises quick enough. Down right rude.
Same with bikes, sometimes you can pop into a shop and the spotty kid behind the counter waxes lyrical about proper bikes, how nicely designed it is or how light it is, what ever. Other times they ask you why you never bought a new bike, and look at you like you have a disease if you ask for amber wall tyres!
Some appreciate us, others do not. Embrace those that do but don't shun the unbelivers, they know not what they miss.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.