Contribute your rant about how something used to be better. (AKA good 'ol days)
Thanks to Solveg and Retro Grouch for their inspiration in another thread.
- Stems: In the old days, highly adjustable. Now, "improved" threadless to need a hack saw and not be adjustable
- Cameras: 4x5 film, to 2 1/4 film to 35mm film, each holding less detail. Then to digital, still less, and now cell phone cameras with bad lenses and no resolution.
- Recordings: Records replaced by 8 tracks and cassettes, eventually by MP3s with even less fidelity
- Drive trains: My 5 speed cluster and chain lasted forever. My pricey 10 speed chain lasts 3000 miles. I hear my cassette can be expected to go 2 or 3 chains at most....
Grumble with me! What's the fun of getting older if we can complain about this stuff?
Bonus points for bike related rants. Extra bonus if it's so amuing or true I'm compelled to read it aloud to my wife.