The indignation of people on this site, who are amazed that their LBS doesn't cater for a niche group that represents a tiny fraction of the market, astounds me.
But retrobikes should be a pretty large percentage of their income. People like the users of this site are a niche group, people who ride old bikes aren't.
I see literally dozens every day on the way to and from work through a major city, but 99% of the people on them don't realise it. The average LBS makes a lot of their money through servicing bikes and a hell of a lot of those will be bikes people bought 20 odd years ago or bikes that students or whatever have bought cheap for nipping around on.
So things like cantis and outdated parts should be a familiar sight to them.
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