Ok, little bit of a rant...
I went into my LBS today to check out a new bike, something to ride over the winter. I was equipped with £500 in my pocket, ready to release it all to the hands of the convincing salesman.
Why didn't I? Well, upon my quest for my new steed, I noticed a few things about these bikes, nearly every single one of them was black with red detail, or red with black detail. I appreciate carbon raw is black, but aluminum bikes where painted matte black, aswell.
We all know you can't judge a book by it's cover, so I rode one of the bikes on test (this was £1k's worth of bike, mind) and upon riding back to the shop and being asked my opinion of the bike, the only words I could come up with where 'yeah, it rides ok'.
With classic racers you get a 'presence' of a bike, you can see the quality and craftsmanship flowing throughout the whole bike, example:
Is it just me that feels as though newer bikes have no beauty at all to them? Not even a little bit? I could spend hours and hours looking at classic racers, I walked out the shop within 10 minuets, I was bored.
I'm 18 so classic racers don't have a nostalgic value connected to them!