Nothing that's not also wrong with Kona, Scott, Specialized, Trek, Giant and Marin
and I think thats the point Hyd..you can of course use common sense that one very exspensive bike will be in some areas a better bike..but..that doesn't make you a better owner if you continually look down on others without the same pocket..orrrr...the same wish just to buy a top end bike to feel like you have beaten the jones
as to lada riva so throw it in the pond..really? some havn't read this thread properly, the chap makes it clear he is on a learning curve and this was a good first place..the passion and enthusiasm to get thier hands dirty and enjoy retros should never be attempted to be quoshed by bike snobbery
as to the exscuse..well they asked for an opinion on the bike....surely to encourage anyone to join rbuk there are better ways to not look snobby, elistist and out of touch with the drive of rb without making someone they have bought the biking equivalent of a leper
This place is to push the drive for those who enjoy and own retro bikes to as many as possible and offer a welcoming hand to those who share a passion..and not some kind of snobbery elite who ask how much did you spend before you can be accepted. If the case is that the more that join some feel less relevant than I can only assume that some need to realise that and stop making people with cheaper bikes feel like pants
The site is called retro bike uk.....not elistist and how exspensive is your bike uk
Thank fully it's a very small handfull
perhaps best explained with a rather cheesy saying
Power is knowledge..has always been incomplete and it should have been
Power is knowledge only when applied wisely
Excellent post. It defo warrents a place here because:
b) it's what a lot of us grew up on (Maverick ATB for me) so it has a good element of nostalgia. This is retrobike after all.
I love the fact it's being used regularly today. It's cheap, it does the job. Full respect.