So what's the cutoff date for something to be considered vintage?
Is it the technology? A simple year reference? I know w bunch of folks swear by steel but there are old Alum frames too.
When I ride my 1990 Trek 1400 everyone in the group rides considers it "old". I'm the only one with 7 gears, down tube friction shifters, no carbon fiber, and no fancy cycling apparel for that matter.
Is there a 20-25 year old cutoff like with cars?
I had a Schwinn LeTour a la '87 or so but it was just too small for me and I sold it. I always liked my dad's '70's Raleigh, turd green paint and all.
I'm sort of tempted to scout out yardsales and such for an older bike, break it down, clean/grease/lube, repaint and put it all back together just for kicks.