As a benchmark, try the "new acquaintance" scenario: Imagine you made a new acquaintance & got talking about old bikes.
What would their response be if you said you owned "an old Saracen"?
"So, I hear you're into old mountain bikes. I used to race a bit BITD - What bike have you got?"
You: An old Breezer, with the Spear-Point paint job... Oh, cool!
You: You remember the San Andreas...? Of course - cool!
You: A filleted Roberts... Cooooolllll!
You: I have this old Saracen........Oh.
If that were me in that conversation, I'd say cool.
Cool doesn't come with any pretensions, it's not about rep - it just is.
Your post (probably not for the reasons you'd meant, maybe), and BarneyRubble's (probably for the reasons meant) have convinced me to vote cool - kudos.
If I was talking to some group at a party - and it just so happened the conversation kinda swung to retrobikes, firstly I'd check my drink that it hadn't been spiked by "Danny", then I'd assume I was in the Donnie Darko universe, and seventeenthly, if some pretentious jerks were only being Pavlovian about the obvious choices, and snobby about good solid bikes that loads rode, BITD, I'd know to dismiss their opinion as the utter guff it no doubt would be, in some hypothetical, alternative,um, reality.
(click) and we're back....