I used to help run and be involved in the classic car scene which seems to cope very well with quite a few more than only two classes of period cars. I think the picture below helps demonstrate how the 1998+ group may look a little silly to new younger members who take a look at the site. I understand this is only my humble opinion, but I own 4 classic retros (well they are according to my local bike shop and friends), a 1998, 2x 1999 and a 2000, but I don't feel right putting them in a group with new bikes. I feel the newer bikes should have a section of their own. Sorry.
1998 Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Lynskey signed Litespeed Obed Ti, 1999 Marin Mount Vision (custom), Cannondale Bad Boy 700c Disc (everyday hack) and a 1993 Marin for the Wife. Latest build in progress is a 1993 Marin Eldridge Grade with original paint.
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