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    Senior Member rootboy's Avatar
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    So what is it about Classic & Vintage bikes .....

    That you like?

    See if you can sum it up in one sentence, fifteen words or less.

    (I'm not sure I can, but I'm working on it.)

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    Cisalpinist Italuminium's Avatar
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    Looks, hipster cred, cheap, self-servicable without ridiculous tools or propietary standards (somewhat), nice forum.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    one life on two wheels cobrabyte's Avatar
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    They are easy to work with, easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes.

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    C&V bikes are graceful looking with beautiful, well proportioned lines that are easy on the eyes...
    Colnago Super
    Basso Gap
    Fabio Barecci
    Miyata 1400A

    "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
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    John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

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    aka: Dr. Cannondale rccardr's Avatar
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    Chromed fork blades gleam
    My heart takes wing
    With freewheel staccato song
    Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...

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    I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
    The Early Morning Cyclist: marksbikes.wordpress.com
    Life's too dang short to ride ugly bikes.

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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
    +1

    Nostalgia, quality, price and beauty.

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    I like to ride comfortable, old bikes.
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    Over forty victim of Fate Cougrrcj's Avatar
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    When bikes (and men) were made of steel, not plastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Chromed fork blades gleam
    My heart takes wing
    With freewheel staccato song
    Nice.

    Straight guage 531 with Nervex lugs, a crusty Brooks saddle and plenty of patina.
    14. That leaves me one word. I'll save it for later.
    I have spoken.

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    Price point and I already had the tools, though pictures will be required to make the case for Beauty.
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    I see some vintage bicycles as mechanical/useable art that is easy/inexpensive to collect/use.
    Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Chromed fork blades gleam
    My heart takes wing
    With freewheel staccato song
    Nice ! I believe that is straight out of "Shakespeare". Oh yeah, classic bikes are just good , clean , affordable fun.
    I ride because... I really enjoy it !

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    They're cheap and used to be cheaper, plus I like working on them.
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    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

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    OK you guys. We're getting into TWO sentences here. Tighten it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
    I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
    Yup. (1 word)
    I'm not pokey, but I'm certainly not speedy... sorta half-fast, I guess...

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    They have soul and become a part of you.
    "After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done."

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    Lugs
    You cant have a signature unless it fits in this box

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    asthetics, ride and cost.

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    Speaking for more than a few on this forum;

    They are cheap!
    Gravity hates us all, but it hates me more than thin people!

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    Every old bike has a story, even if it's one no one remembers anymore.
    My bike is cooler than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devinfan View Post
    Every old bike has a story, even if it's one no one remembers anymore.
    That was lovely.

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    They provide limitless hours of entertainment, and when you're done, can be resold for profit.
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    Design aesthetic, a C&V bike is like a Morgan +4, while a modern bike is like a modded up Civic.
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    A full sentence, eleven words:

    Classic and vintage bikes are timeless, like a fine Swiss watch.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
    2014 Additions: 1985 Trek 560, 1992 Trek Multitrack 700 (my 2nd), 1994 Trek Carbon 2200, Peugeot PX-10, 1981 Schwinn Voyager, 1989 Bridgestone RB-1

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