I was just kinda wondering what the average age was of the guys/girls who are into the vintage stuff? Are they mostly older guys/girls who were around during the bike boom era? Younger people who just appreciate retro stuff? Geriatrics who like the bikes of their grandkids?
If you are so inclined, post up your age, and maybe why you dig vintage so much.
I grew up with 80's schwinns, but I really dig the lugged frames and simplistic friction shifters of teh 70's. I also always would hear stories from my father abotu his english three speeds and italian roads bikes of the late 60's, early 70's, and it made me want one. I like them because I like working with my hands, and I like to tinker. I also like them because people throw them away and you can find them for free or cheap, and make really decent modes of transportation out of them, very utilitarian.
I'm also into motorcycles and jeeps, but since I've purchased a house, I can really only afford to work on bicycles. Although I suppose 10+ bicycles could be as expensive as a motorcycle or two...
What about you?