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Vintage? Does that mean I am vintage??

Old 11-24-21, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
Remember it it Classic and Vintage.

I like to think of myself as classic with vintage being more of an attitude than a time measure

I also like to think that i am not getting older, I am getting less young.

I also am getting blonder, no grayer
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Originally Posted by gearbasher View Post
Ten ways to tell if you're vintage:
4: Your watching reruns of "The Partridge Family" and you're checking out Shirley Jones and not Susan Dey.
Even as a kid I thought Shirley was hot.
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If ya still have a slide rule in your top drawer and remember how to use it...

You Are Vintage...

No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Not to put too fine a point on it, but "vintage" refers to things that are not only old, but also desirable. The latter is key.
Hence my earlier comment - our bikes are vintage, we are old.
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"That's my two cents worth and since two cents is now rounded down to zero cents I can only say that my opinion makes no sense."

Got a good chuckle out of that statement. Consensus is......I am old, not vintage. That is reassuring as I never want to be vintage because as it was said, "Vintage is way better then decrepit, the next phase", and I never ever want to be decrepit, therefore if I am never vintage, I will never be decrepit!

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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
If ya still have a slide rule in your top drawer and remember how to use it...

You Are Vintage...

I looked at my C&V K&E slide rule last summer. Could only remember multiplication and division, the basic log stuff, but the K&E survived longer than the half dozen calculators that followed.
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Old 11-25-21, 10:29 AM
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I actually still have and use my first calculator, purchased around 1972. It doesn’t seem to have forgotten to do basic math.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Vintage is good if:

the patina is only surface (minimal cosmetic procedures, if any)
the bones are excellent (good frame alignment, no tubes replaced)
the drivetrain works (even with an older engine.

So I am vintage but bad? (I have a syntheticr tire abdomen liner.)
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
So I am vintage but bad? (I have a syntheticr tire abdomen liner.)

I said nothing about ‘bad’.
And intended no inferences.
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