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Do you own a modern bike?
Poll ended at Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:47 am
No way! Modern stuff is wierd, retro only here! 38%  38%  [ 12 ]
Of course, retro stuff is what garages are made for! 63%  63%  [ 20 ]
Total votes : 32
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:33 pm 
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I rode my orange aluminium 0 for over ten years and then I bought a RC100, which I rode for 2 years; but then I discovered the 7 Stanes and after one year of riding that on the RC100, I bought a 5 spot; won’t be going back, sorry.

I still use the rc100, but it’s reserved for less demanding stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:00 pm 
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New bikes are dull, heavy or horrifically expensive (or all of the above!). I don't read the mags anymore, so I still lust after the same stuff as I did 10 years ago!

My I-drive's the newest, & that's dull & heavy (certainly wasn't expensive though!) so I'll get rid when I get round to it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:34 pm 
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up to 17 bikes at the moment :shock:
newest a 2004 kona stinky which gets used occasionally(downhill)
but very rarley peddaled up.
everything else is 2000 or older most mid nineties
not a concious descision just what comes up that takes my fancy
must have a cull soon ......or build another shed :D
mike


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:38 pm 
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normally only on the 06 marin rock springs , only take the retro`s out for a spin now and again , to keep them happy

am i a bad retro fan ?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:50 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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My newest is a 2000 (I think) muirwoods that I use for commuting to work on, other than that, retro rides.

not really taken with the modern stuff on offer at the moment although I would go for a modern trimble if I could afford one.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:59 pm 
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Come on guys!!

New school stuff is SOOOOOOO much better than old school if you really want to ride hard reliably :D

I ride old school for fun occasionally, have no garage queens, but you need a selection of new bikes for those riding days :D

Really, if you have not tried, get on a new half decent bike with good forks/discs etc. You WILL be converted!!
And thats before you realise what FS can do.. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:23 pm 
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gump wrote:
Come on guys!!

New school stuff is SOOOOOOO much better than old school if you really want to ride hard reliably :D

I ride old school for fun occasionally, have no garage queens, but you need a selection of new bikes for those riding days :D

Really, if you have not tried, get on a new half decent bike with good forks/discs etc. You WILL be converted!!
And thats before you realise what FS can do.. :D


holy cr@p, either gumps taking the pi$$ or we're exactly the same ;) :lol:
I kinda concur with previous remarks, generally older retro bikes are considerably nicer to look at (hence my love of retro), although I'd generally prefer to ride new skool.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:55 pm 
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Have to agree, my new bikes are just so much better than my older bikes its not even a fair comparison.

New (and recently new) XTR, disc brakes, tubeless tyres, lightweight 5-6" travel forks and frames etc make everyday rides so much more enjoyable.

The older bikes still have their place and bring a smile to my face (and others) when I'm out on them, but I feel I'd break them (or myself) if I was to ride half of what are now my normal trails.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:14 pm 
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I agree with you guys .One day when my sons signs for Chelsea I ll get a new bike . :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:20 pm 
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No Scant, we are the same!! Like two peas in a pod :shock:

Agree, retro stuff looks elegant and classic, a lot of it made in the times of form before function.


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