A funny thing happened this past weekend on the way to the forum (old joke - showing my age). I tried to help someone in the General Cycling page confused by bike gearing and & the amount of gear overlap. I offered a fairly detailed explaination, sighting numeric values of an example gearset. For my trouble, I got called "a silly old coot" by some snotnosed kid because he didn't like the gearset I chose for the example. That was after his insults towards those that might be interested in riding a 10 speed bike.
Why are Bikes Geared this Way?
Well, at first I was insulted, but then had a good laugh. Yep, I'm over fifty with grey beard and thinning hair, but I'm in pretty good shape, active, and consider myself still young. This was the first time in my life that I have been actually called out as OLD (other than by my kids....). So now it is official - I'm OLD and proud of it.
Guys like that should come over to the Fifty Plus and the Classic & Vintage page to really meet knowledgeable old geeks, some of whom actually like old iron! Followed, perhaps, by a good butt kicking. Gotta teach these kids some respect!