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 Post subject: is this retro?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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How old do parts need to be before they are considered retro? As you might be able to see, my XC1 has a blend of old and newer parts, so would it count as retro or not? It's only 7 speed but has disc brakes, and it's probably the most modern of my bikes!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Your whole office appears to be retro. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:14 pm 
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The green bar ends and grips might be old but ....arrggh my eyes!

Good taste never goes out of fashion, remember less is more


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 Post subject: Is this retro?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:49 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Er... yes, my whole office is retro (with the exception of the computer equipment)!

As to 'Good taste never goes out of fashion... less is more' I'm not sure how that's applying to my bike? Less green, you mean...? :? The grips and bar ends are NOT fluoro green, they just look, erm.. .quite bright! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:25 pm 
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I'm jealous of the green anodised bits, wish I'd of gone and got some green hope stuff for my bike before they stopped doing. Doh!!!


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I've got a lovely green anodised USE flat handlebar that'd go nicely with that - a snip at £15 posted


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I've got a lovely green anodised USE flat handlebar that'd go nicely with that - a snip at £15 posted


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 Post subject: is this retro?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Aleady got titanium bars... 8)

Anyway, IS IT RETRO?! :D


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What year is the frame ?


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 Post subject: is this retro?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:32 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Um.. i don't know :oops: I bought it about five years ago, I suppose.


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