This is stupid, one's even got a light bracket on it... this isn't retro to me this is just old bikes. Retro is those bikes you couldn't afford when they were new, not bikes you never wanted
I don't know if you are referring to mine or not but it gets ridden to work and back twice daily (I come home for lunch) and it tends to be dark in the evenings, therefore it has two light brackets attached but you probably can't see the one on the bars which, incidentally, is nearly as old as the bike (it belongs to an old Cat-eye HL-500 Halogen).
If I had built it with the intention of entering competions then I would probably have taken the brackets off and ridden somewhere more picturesque than the back garden! As it is I thought I'd enter it this month as to me (and at least four others judging by the poll results
) it fits the definition of "Mid-Range" perfectly.
And surely Retro covers bikes of all specifications, just because these aren't XTR-equipped show bikes with all the bling doesn't make them any less retro IMO.