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 Post subject: Future retrobikes?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:21 pm 
Mr Darcy
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Just wondering what are going to be the class Retrobikes in the future?

Except for Kona (cough, load of bollox, cough :wink: ) the most desirable bikes are by small niche manufacturers or low volume runs from mass markets.

I have a tinbred, which for some reason unknown to me seems to fetch ludicrous money second hand (one frame just went for £620 on the bay :shock: :shock: )
Does this mean it will be a priceless future classic?

How about voodoos? Small brand, Joe designed (!), American and some steel?

Cotic? Mather? Solitude?
Whyte? BMW?

OK, what thoughts for the future :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:48 pm 
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steve potts, early IF, phil wood frames :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:28 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Matt Chester.. early Seven's..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:58 pm 
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oooh that Chester is pretty nice!! Definate contender


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:44 pm 
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Hmmmm, Sycip must be a contender :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:26 pm 
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Yeah those Ti Sycip frames are so cool. With those bullit ends - awesome.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:55 pm 
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all top of the range bikes will be desirable in the future .


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:34 pm 
Mr Darcy
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All? :?

Like Marin Tara?
SC Blur?
Any Treks?

Not sure I can see these working for me. Sure, ok bikes. But not sure they really stir the soul or make a mark. Thats what makes a true retrobike for me. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:15 pm 
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About anything owned or desired today, will be that too tomorrow

People on Retrobike have a weak spot for classic style mtbs, from when there was only one mtb. I think brands like FAT, Yeti, Klein will remain the greatest because they once got the momentum.

The bikers of today will discuss the functioning of different suspension systems on boards like this in about 10 years. Kids from the Dirt and Street scene will source eBay for old Brooklyn Machine Works', Banshees....

The alternative community will drool over the fine examples of large wheel or no mech bikes form Vanilla, Black Sheep, Jones....

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:08 pm 
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[ meeoow! ] Any suspension frame that worked before Specialized waved lawyers at it. [ / meeoow! ]

Any frame manufacturer who thinks " let's not please all of the people. "

Any bike manufacturer who imagines " let's pretend they don't wanted the cheapest but do want the best. "


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