First MTB Shogun TrailBreakerII, rode and raced it for 3 years.
Wanted an Orange Prestige in satin black.
Next up Dyna Tech Quantum Ti, Loved that bike and rode it, raced it for 2 1/2 years before some scrote nicked it off me.
Wanted a Pace RC200 F1 in dark grey.
Then I Joned the Merchant Navy and stopped biking all together for about 3 years, started again when I bought my Orange Clockwork in 1998 (as it was a cheap deal for a bare frame from LBS, went in to order a P7)
Then found this place and ebay about the same time!
Now I nearly own both my teenage dream bikes, a Pace RC200 F6 and a satin black Orange Clockwork.
Also have got another Dyna Tech MT4 Ti frame to build the bike that was stolen from me!
The bike I have owned the longest is my Dyna Tech Ti roadie, I have had that since 1993, it has done about 20000 miles and I love it dearly!
To answer the original question...
The Orange and the Pace both live up to my expectations, I am a very happy retro biker.
Someone also said what do you do when your dreams are fulfilled. I'll let you know when I buy myself a Porsche 911
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.