I know that memory fades with time, and my needs for a bike change too.
But, in looking at bicycle geometry, I sometimes have trouble deciding whether a bike has tight or loose geometry (unless it is extreme).
In general though, I have this gut feel that a bike with tight geometry by the standards of the 70's would be considered pretty relaxed by today's standards.
Then of course, there is the whole compact frame thing... How would a bike like a Giant OCR series bike or another bike from another manufacturer (considered relaxed geometry today) stack up against bikes from the 70's?
I think it would be considered moderately aggressive, since it has a pretty good seat to bar drop, and pretty steep angles...
It seems to me (gut feel only) that there is nothing today equivalent in geometry to bikes like my beloved Le Tour, which was what I would consider a sports tourer. Of course, I would love my LeTour to be about 10 pounds lighter, but could I find a bike today (off the shelf) that would be similar in geometry/handling?