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    Groupetto Dragon-Ass Chuckk's Avatar
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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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    zungguzungguguzungguzeng Catnap's Avatar
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    this looks like a really well written article, i can't hate that!
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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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    Senior Member skyrider's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member skyrider's Avatar
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    Bump.... Randyjawa have you read this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    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."
    *Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Man Of The Year" Award*
    You are not one of us. Your pipes are leaking. You are an ocelot. What are you seeking?

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    Senior Member randyjawa's Avatar
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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.
    Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"

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    Senior Member skyrider's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by skyrider View Post
    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.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
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