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Old 01-16-13, 11:43 AM   #1
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PEZ vintage article

This just got relinked in the PEZ "best of 2012".
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=11103

There goes the neighborhood.
When they started writing articles about vintage cameras like this in the 80's; first they disappeared, then the prices went to the moon, then they crashed hard and never came back.
So it goes.
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Old 01-16-13, 12:12 PM   #2
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this looks like a really well written article, i can't hate that!
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Old 01-16-13, 09:21 PM   #3
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That's a modern website? The layout looks like an article from the early days of the internet sitting in a back corner of a database, still formatted for 800x600 monitors.

Cool article, guess I'm going to have to be even quicker on the draw with craigslist ads.
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Randyjawa site my old ten speed is quoted, atrociously designed but this guy is a real CheapOh. Id take that as a compliment
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Old 01-20-13, 02:45 PM   #5
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Bump.... Randyjawa have you read this..
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There goes the neighborhood.
When they started writing articles about vintage cameras like this in the 80's; first they disappeared, then the prices went to the moon, then they crashed hard and never came back.
So it goes.
I think the majority of people that are cycling enthusiasts look at old bikes as "relics."
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Bump.... Randyjawa have you read this..
By this, I think you mean...

"My Ten Speeds is an atrociously designed site, and this is actually the re-designed version 2.0, but this guy is a great CheapOh and has plenty of ideas and a diversity of bikes worth studying."

Personally, I like the design of my website. Quite frankly, I do not like the design of his, but that is just me. And, did I read the entire piece? Nope, but I did skim through it and found it to be quite shallow. Again, that is my opinion.

I try to do three things with my website - entertain, inform and help others save time, effort and cash when finding and restoring old bikes. I do not clutter any page up with multiple ideas or links to anything other than what I have done myself (one exception to this rule - I have one link to the Bicycles for Humanity Thunder Bay website). In fact, I hate the cluttered and unoriginal look of the PEZ website, but that is my opinion. My site did, however, make the essential site list:-) Which is weird, since...

I really had/have no idea about how to build a website. I have no staff helping me, no training and I don't have much money to keep it going (doesn't really cost a great deal). I spend about two hours each day, answering emails sent to the website and I always try to offer good advice based on my personal experience. When I don't know, I send people here, to the Bike Forums, and it is really too bad that the PEZ guy did not mention this wonderful resource.
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Your site is awesome, you put a lot of effort into it, it's appreciated. Don't take the article to seriously.
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Your site is awesome, you put a lot of effort into it, it's appreciated. Don't take the article to seriously.
Exactly.
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I'd rather have a site with information than with good design. If you google for info on building a fixie, there are a million sites that look good but are just flickr rehashes or vehicles for selling Taiwanese hubs, but three sites stand out: Sheldon Brown's, Randy's and for us Dutch people the site of Marten Gerritsen. Both look about as vintage as the bikes themselves, but they work. Hey, anyone se a parallel with modern disposable carbon lookers and old steel riders? I do But I think the article is quite well written and sensible and the line of thought is not as "deviant" from the general practice here: hunt for undermarketed bikes which need love but sport a good group.
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