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Old 04-22-19, 08:48 PM
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What is the cutoff year ?

Looked around a bit before asking this since it makes me look really under informed. What is the year, or established go-no go point for bike pics or information here? Is there one, or is it a common sense, police yourselves kind of thing?
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Old 04-22-19, 08:58 PM
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Rolling, 25 years-ish.
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I think one of the agreed-upon cutoff dates would be whatever year "brifters," or integrated shifters, became the norm.
Of course, there's also an epic thread dedicated to outfitting older steel bikes with exactly those components.

Bring whatcha got, and welcome to the C&V!
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Originally Posted by wedgesg View Post
what is the year, or established go-no go point for bike pics or information here?
2026.
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Threadless stems.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Threadless stems.
Are you sure you don't mean threadless headsets? Or are all those Herses/Singers a no-go?
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Old 04-22-19, 11:29 PM
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Are you sure you don't mean threadless headsets? Or are all those Herses/Singers a no-go?
I'm sure you know what I mean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_(bicycle_part)
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A friend in the bike business asked me if a Cannondale hardtail with disks was retro...
You can buy a brand new Bianchi for the Eroica.
Reynolds will still make 531 tubing to special order.

IMHO it's only partly about age, something can be classic without being vintage, others can be vintage without being a classic. Either way, show and tell .
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Old 04-23-19, 03:44 AM
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It’s kinda like porn. You know it when you see it.
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It’s kinda like porn. You know it when you see it.
That made me :LOL:
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The post above appeals to the prurient interest in classic bikes, and lacks serious scientific, literary, artistic, political or social value.
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Definitely not Classic Rondezvous.
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Excel Sports Boulder recently had a sale on “vintage” Pinarellos from 2004 and 2006. I think that’s pushing it a little bit. Bring what ya got and if people don’t like it, the spitballs are small and don’t hurt.
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There is no hard cutoff year, just use your judgment. People post modern frames made in a classic style all the time. Likewise, classic frames with modern builds.
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Ahh yes, but...

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The post above appeals to the prurient interest in classic bikes, and lacks serious scientific, literary, artistic, political or social value.
Prurient interest is universal.
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I have an 86 Raleigh Pro-Technium that I consider vintage but I'm put brifters on it. Also have mid 80's Ciocci that I kitted out with downtube shifters that is vintage all the way.

My 1999/2000 Waterford is vintage to me but I don't post it in the forum as it came with brifters but it's a real steel machine. The more I think about it this is also falling into vintage.

Vintage can be old or maybe vintage can also be style. I do know I'm vintage.
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No hard cutoff but it seems most is 70's-80's. A fair amount of 60s as well.
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Classic automobiles are 25 years+, or at least were at one time, IIRC. Seems good for bikes as well, but it’s really arbitrary. Good luck getting a consensus. Eroica guidelines as a standard, anyone?
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This thread needs pictures.



This is near the upper limit. Which side of that limit it's on depends on the thread.

22 years old. Columbus Steel. Lugs. Threaded headset. Quill stem. Colnago.

The modern components probably tip the scales for most people. Even period correct Dura-Ace (7700) might be OK.

If this kind of bike is your thing, you're still welcome here. In fact, we've got a thread just for this.
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Round wheels.
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Nobody really cares, but you'll probably get a lot of "harumphs" if you post our picture of a brand new plastic bike with electronic shifting. Unless there's a cat in the picture.
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Round wheels.
Round chainrings.
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Simple question.
1987
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Round chainrings.
BioPace. And the several non-round ones that apparently came well before that.
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