I'm just getting back into road bikes after a long hiatus (during which I've been riding a hybrid),
I own two vintage Schwinns- a Continental that I bought new in 1974, and a '71 Super Sport that I recently bought off eBay. They both ride like Cadillacs, but I'm really enjoying the Super Sport. I like the idea of riding a vintage American-made bike! It's got soul.
I'm planning to do some long rides with groups this Spring. I have two questions:
(1) What kind of responses (compliments/heckling/etc.) do you guys/gals get when you show up with your vintage Raleighs, Schwinns, etc.?
(2) Does having "only" ten speeds put you at any kind of disadvantage?