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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:30 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
This could be the death knell of retrobike



Excellent, I could find a cheap Trimble now :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:31 pm 
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hope that bell hasnt rung yet lgf


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Retro junkie wrote:
yeah he shoots he scores, i suppose you could look at it that way.
were you there by chance on sunday


No I wasn't. I didn't feel I had anything smart enough to exhibit. Apparently a misconception on my part and for a number of others.

I also didn't fancy the location as much as the town square. I did go through a 'precious' phase with my some of my rarer more pristine bikes such as the roberts' rourke and Alves but realised I was too anxious about scratching them when I took them for a ride so they were sold.

I still have some nice bikes. Have a click on anything below.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 pm 
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I am in no position to comment on the show itself, having neither attended or likely too in the forseable future, i have noticed a couple of things. The fact i have spent the night with a good friend Benedictine, is neither here nor there :D

I see a man who has put a lot into an event, and now has to reprioritize. I also see pasionate people.

Maybe there is some way to relieve the organiser of some of the preasures of staging said event.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:28 pm 
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Look, theres the seed of something, it might come off but lets hope for the best that it does otherwise we will lose forever the Mombats of this world, the Charlie Kelly's of this world and RetroBike.

This cannot happen or be allowed to happen.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I've wanted to go to icon o classic the past two years and live pretty close too.
I also felt that my retro bikes were not fancy enough to show but that wouldn't alone have stopped me from attending and enjoying everyone else's bikes .
Check this out for an excuse... the reason I have never attended is because when it comes to it, I really can't bring myself to turn down the chance to go and ride at he weekend in August to go and look at bikes.
This brings me to an idea.
What about having a similar kind of show at the Malvern Classic re-launch event in 2018?


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:22 pm 
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OllieJones wrote:
I've wanted to go to icon o classic the past two years and live pretty close too.
I also felt that my retro bikes were not fancy enough to show but that wouldn't alone have stopped me from attending and enjoying everyone else's bikes .
Check this out for an excuse... the reason I have never attended is because when it comes to it, I really can't bring myself to turn down the chance to go and ride at he weekend in August to go and look at bikes.
This brings me to an idea.
What about having a similar kind of show at the Malvern Classic re-launch event in 2018?


Sounds good to me, I've already booked the time off work for the Malverns festival, can't wait :D


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:24 am 
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Me too, I'm torn between wanting to race most of the events and attempt to be competitive and wanting to also race on one of my retro bikes.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Great of course that an event like Iconoclassic is organised by Boyburning and probably some more people from here. But for overseas readers/posters it's not much more than a name and a few pics. With alle due respect. No offence.

Retrobike is bigger than the UK alone and bringing and getting info here is essential for that foreign group. Basic English writing is not that hard but finding the right tone and writing down some substantial text is another thing when you love retrobikes but didn't learn the language at school. I just mean that there's a large group of foreign retrobike riders/collectors that are hardly posting here, but that really appreciate the site as it is.

If I'd live in the UK I'd really like to come by at an event like Iconoclassic. And I wouldn't mind committing myself a few months in advance to present a few bikes.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Here's another foreign angle to this. Two years ago I visited the Iconoclassic event, together with another fellow Dutch retrobiker. The car full with bikes and off we went. The event made both of us a bit jealous, only in England you have the ability to run a show like this in a historical city centre, with so many bypassers being enthusiastic. Great organisation and BoyBurning was a truly nice person to meet.

Doing something similar in Holland would be very difficult. True, we do have the Mountainbike Museum, which is an amazing initiative, but we lack the number of people being interested in old mountainbikes. There just aren't many and those who are there are more into collecting than into socialising, is my view.

What struck me though at the Iconoclassic event was the lack of interest of the British retrobike community. Sure, those who turned up brought out some fantastic bikes and were a real pleasure to meet up with, but there weren't that many. And it wasn't the lack of attention the event received, this site gave enough space to advertise, discuss and spotlight the event.

So why is it that, in my Dutch eyes, even while there is a very large community of old mountainbike collectors, with a fantastic site such as retrobike.co.uk, and brave people like BoyBurning who take the initiative to organise such an event, still hardly anyone in this community cares to show up?


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