Some Guy wrote:
whats the next big thing? is i can avoid it,and just ride my bike
That'd be steel framed retro bikes, does that make "us" all a load of f*cking hipsters
"Nostalgia" is already on, I'm afraid.
And in some cases the results are debatable...
Yeah, every old piece of crap shed find on the second hand sites near me is a 'retro bike - interesting for collectors' with an inflated price tag.
I recently did up an old frame for someone to go and ride the Eroica. It was a fake Italian
marque from Belgium (Girardengo - nothing to do with the real Girardengo bikes from Italy) probably worth max 150 euro after the work I did for him. He's selling it and asking 600 - fortunately no takers so far
It's currently cool here to buy up an old frame and bung a Brooks and some leather bar tape on, presumably because brown looks 'retro'. To me it looks as naff as bogus Tudor bars or fake Irish pubs.