Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:40 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: This doesnt work!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:53 pm 
West Midlands AEC
West Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 11:06 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
Maybe I have had a really shitty weekend or being stubbon but why have we started getting peoples bikes in general & off topic chat??

If we have to have a divide then create a "non retro" readers bikes

someone posting there bike that they are too fearful "isnt retro enough" next to "my next door dog just bit my bollox" dont really seem much justice for someones pride and joy :roll:

Rant over :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: This doesnt work!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:00 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26181
Location: Moomin Valley
daj wrote:
"my next door dog just bit my bollox"



how the hell did you find out?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:03 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
I posted my 99 Sunn in this section after the carnage on the Super V thread.

Fully aware the Sunn may not be regarded as Retro by some (though it has older bits on it) and totaly cool about it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: This doesnt work!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:25 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
daj wrote:
Maybe I have had a really shitty weekend or being stubbon but why have we started getting peoples bikes in general & off topic chat??

If we have to have a divide then create a "non retro" readers bikes

someone posting there bike that they are too fearful "isnt retro enough" next to "my next door dog just bit my bollox" dont really seem much justice for someones pride and joy :roll:

Rant over :D


I'm sorry you had a bad weekend.

Please read this > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45125. Might also help you to re read the cannondale thread.

This site is RETRObike. Not another generic cyling website.

I also feel it's unfair that someone might spend months carefully restoring a true retro bike only for it to appear next to someones 03 mid range full susser in readers bikes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:30 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23177
Location: Retrobike HQ
jimihendrix wrote:
I posted my 99 Sunn in this section after the carnage on the Super V thread.

Fully aware the Sunn may not be regarded as Retro by some (though it has older bits on it) and totaly cool about it.

Jimi,

thanks. The Sunn is a great bike 8)

I've nothing against newer stuff, just aware the thing that keeps this site different is the fact it concentrates on older stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:05 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
To some a 99 Sunn is retro and i'd agree with them. We all have our era, mine is 1990-94 but others might be 1994-99 which is retro too. Therefore would'nt making readers bikes say pre-2K make sense and perhaps making people date their bike in the title, thus if it is'nt your era and you really don't want to view it you don't have too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:19 pm 
West Midlands AEC
West Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 11:06 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
Im glad someone else has decided to make a comment, Too many people sit on the fence rather than talking which is a shame as its a forum and noone is trying to upset people or anoy them hey? :D

I did write a reply earlier but held it back as wanted to see how other people felt? But here is what I put anyway and it very much relates to sinnett.

Quote:
Can I just start by highlighting that this is a forum, not trying to anoy or pi@@ anyone off just my thoughts....

Quote:
restoring a true retro bike


But this is the problem.... I dont think anyone actually knows what is meant by a true retro bike?? :shock:

Use my bikes as a example ....I dont take offence that easy :wink: .

Take my background first, I completly missed the early 90`s, I came into biking mid-90`s and straight into V brakes (I think my rockhopper had cantis) but all in all when getting serious V brakes were really the start. So this reflects in my mindset of what is retro to me and what is just older stuff thats not that much interest.... Which is the same as say what is retro to joe Blogs but more importantly what is retro to yourself

So lets look at my collection of bikes again in my eyes is all retro to me? But Are any of them actually retro enough to qualify?? Most id say are owned by other members and be shown through readers bikes pages, So other people must be on the same wave length

1994 Zaskar (very unoriginal being built modern-ish)
1996 Zaskar
c16r ( rigid forks)
proflex beast

What is retro….If any?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:19 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
they'd all be retro to me :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:51 am
Posts: 419
Location: Oslo, Norway
Quote:
Please read this > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45125. Might also help you to re read the cannondale thread.


Have to agree here, but I'm not sure why my early nineties pinarello was posted in OT. Is it really that big a sin to have newer cranks on it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:49 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:29 pm
Posts: 503
Retro is entirely personal. I don't own a single bike I would consider modern (ie post 2000) but any mountain bike I own that is 95/96 or newer will get V's, whether they are considered retro or no, just because they work. As my newest quality mountain bike is a 96 LTS, I don't think I would know whether to post my bikes in readers bikes or off topic.

Being honest, it's a stupid discussion to have multiple threads about (yes, I appreciate the irony).

If it could be considered retro (and yes, that includes that Cannondale) why not have it in readers bikes? If you don't want to look at it, don't click on it.

There was a commment in the Cannondale thread about the end of retro being the point at which parts started working properly. That really is elitest bollocks :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: xerxes and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group