I have modern steel and retro steel, would hate to think i was off out doing my techi trails and rough stuff on my rigid retro, i need modern geometry and wide bars ect ect for that
I don't know about that - I happily take my '88 Explosif out on club rides alongside (good) riders on very much newer and diverse machinery - it goes everywhere that they go and we ride some technical enough stuff (we have lots of it here
) I do it out of cussedness, as much as anything, to show that just because a bike is 22 years old it doesn't mean that all it can do is cruise along on easy trails....
Same goes for the old man riding it too, except that I'm a lot more than 22 years old
Anyway, modern geometry isn't that
different and if you want to use wide bars and good, modern tyres for the sort of riding that you like to do, then fit them.
Why would anyone think that this bike wasn't capable of anything serious