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 Post subject: What makes a bike retro?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Sorry if this has been posted before. I have done a search but could find a difinitive post on the subject.

Is it to do with the
age?
make?
model?

Or a mixture of the above?

I have a 13 year old RC200 which i deffinately think of as Retro.
An 11 year old Bianchi racing special road bike which i think of as retro,
and a 12 year old Giant Peleton 7400 road bike which i dont think of as Retro.

Just wondered what other peoples views were?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:54 pm 
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When a bike reaches 10 it is retro in my world 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:03 pm 
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Retro means different things to different people.

It could be defined by age, or it could be defined by style, or maybe I bit of both.

For me, it's more about style and design influence than how old something is.
I've said this before but I'll say it again; Dualit toasters can be brought brand new but there is no denying they're retro (and cool).


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retro its a state of mind . . . .


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