This is the coolest cycling site on the web , and the only one I ever frequent and it's all thanks to a few guys who put in a lot of time and effort , but I feel that there is two levels at work here .
Let me explain
As I stated earlier Fats , DeKerfs , Mountain Goats , Funks , IFs etall get serious hero worship irrelevent of date of manufacture . Which I might ad is cool
These bikes are lovely in their own right , although not as lovely as my Sadoff Lobster ! Or my Dean Custom Colonel !!
This Cannondale just highlights the fact that there is a retro non elitist
crowd that frequent this site too , whose bikes don't drip with Pauls , Ringle , IRD , Grafton etc .
This is why the mid priced BoTM was a welcome change for me !
These bikes , mass produced or not deserved to be preserved (<<<<<rhyme
) shown and above all ridden and yes to me wholeheartedly is "retro" and should be deserved the same treatment as yer Fat of the same year .
A lot of these bikes from Cannondale to Kona through to spesh and univega were the bread and butter of mountain biking and lets face it unless mummy and daddy were drippling in money, they were the bikes a lot of us started on .
So c'mon peeps anything over ten years old is retro , it has to be because if we don't look after them who will ?
Going that fast , i'm sucking Rabbits out of the hedges !
(Guy Martin IOM TT 2007)
Definately not me !
2003 Epic Synergy Ti
2000 Paul Sadoff Rock Lobster Team Tig SL .(Ex Merlin Cycles / Ian Cuthbertson team bike.)