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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Neil wrote:
I always think of this retro question rather like onions


I like to think Retro is like Ogres, which are like Onions. There are many layers of Retro.

Each of us has our own version and it all depends on When, What and Who influenced us. :D

WhenWhatWho.retrobike.co.uk :facepalm: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Retro is just trying to relive our pasts 8)


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Retro is what was once modern.

Modern may become Retro if it is cool enough...


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:09 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Retro is what was once modern.

Modern may become Retro if it is cool enough...


That totally sums it up! :D


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:17 pm 
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In the context of cycling Retro for me means only the bikes and parts of end of eighties and early nineties.
This is the time when the mountain biking was born. It's only happened once and that's why get the modern
parts of today not even in the next 20 years the retro status.


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Nader wrote:
In the context of cycling Retro for me means only the bikes and parts of end of eighties and early nineties.
This is the time when the mountain biking was born. It's only happened once and that's why get the modern
parts of today not even in the next 20 years the retro status.


End of the eighties?


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 Post subject: Re: What is retro?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:51 pm 
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It's a bloody good job the age rule doesn't apply to when it was 1st sold to the public , if that was the case then most of the bikes on here that are "retro" would be classed as modern due to the high percentage of NOS.
In my view retro is getting hold of (or having owned for many years) an old bike , namely one that was sold into the market of general usage not NOS and keeping it working and enjoying riding it . Some people take life far too seriously in my opinion.
As to the analogies to the classic car scene I can build anyone of you a brand new MGB/Midget/Mini , is it a classic because its built from totally new parts , in the eyes of the DVLA yes but not in the eyes of a lot of people.
Perception is different for everyone , some people have open minds , some are blinkered but hey ho, sometimes I ride modern (that looks retro as it's steel with straight tubes) sometimes I ride retro with some modern bits on it, the bottom line is I go out for a ride and a laugh with friends, some of which I've made on here.
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