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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Compliments of Tokyo, hence the variety: high zoot, weird, mundane and retro-nostalgia.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:02 pm 
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I was intrigued by that Clem Smith, it's actually only about a year old: https://www.rivbike.com/products/clem-h ... omplete-17


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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xerxes wrote:
I was intrigued by that Clem Smith, it's actually only about a year old: https://www.rivbike.com/products/clem-h ... omplete-17


That's the thing! Is it retro or not? Does it need its own thread or forum? Does this style even have a name? Retro-nostalgia? Faux-retro? Or is this the real "retrobike" and everything else should properly be called "vintage"? :o

"The future is already here - it's just not evenly evenly distributed." - William Gibson.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Technically, it's the very definition of retro: "imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past", in the same way as the BMW Mini, and loads of motorcycles that are brand new, but styled like those from the 60s or 70s.

The name of the site is actually wrong, but I guess it's more snappy than "a-bunch-of-old-duffers-talking-a-load-of-guff-about-old-bicycles.com". :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:49 am 
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xerxes wrote:
"a-bunch-of-old-duffers-talking-a-load-of-guff-about-old-bicycles.com". :D

:lol: :lol: :shock:

I like the aluminium drink bottle.. :P
Is this bike actually locked up :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:46 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Nice Tequesta

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mmmmm


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:35 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Dawes wildcat

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and not mtb but 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:19 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Saw this nice old manitou in town the other day....... so wanted to leave an offer on his bars

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and I know its roadie but a nice 88 specialized sirrus

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:36 pm 
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About time this thread got a bump.

Saw this Saracen Sahara locked up outside my work today, looked mostly original and in pretty good condition.

(Mrs jimo can't understand how I can spot a retro mtb from a mile off, I guess to most people it's just a bike, an old bike, and they wouldn't look twice at it, but if you like your retro mtbs You can easily tell the difference between something retro and just a BSO :wink: ).


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