oh i dont know , probably about time for a " whats your prettiest part " thread
i dont like how each year were expected to buy the next best thing and forget the year old stuff that was that years must have . blink and you lose track of whats what
i like the point in time bmx calls "mid" the late 90s early 2000s , stuff wasnt too overbuilt and kept that homemade feel before flashy designs took over , its also really cheap
the old stuff is beautiful and i couldnt bring myself to hammer it day in day out and risk denting or breaking stuff and theres no way im going to buy new bits
for me retro is the ethos of not hailing this years stuff as the greatest thing to ever happen to cycling . for the vast majority can happily have good fun on a decent rigid with nice but not gucci bits . i like to think of it as stepping to the side of the rushing peloton of cycling marketing and consumerism and watching it carry on , happy being where you are and looking to your side and seeing a few other people who share the same thoughts
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."