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Old 01-19-13, 01:51 PM
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Having just returned from a ride and encountering a number of small groups of riders on mod bikes, I am continually surprised that:

The guys on mod bikes cannot believe you caught them on that old "rig" (their noun).
They do almost all respect an old Colnago.
Ask how old it is, gobsmacked that it is 40.
Would consider getting a vintage bike but they fear they could no longer keep up with the group. (but I just caught you, remember?)
Cannot believe you ride with cleats and straps, and sew-ups!

Get a bit irritated when you stop for a signal light and they blow through it and you catch up to them.
(consider it interval training guys)
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To ride a bicycle that you lovingly restored or saved from the trash heap can bring joy and sense of acheivment you cannot get with something you bought off the peg.
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I love this. Some great answers. Post # 28 contravened the rules of the thread, however.
Way more than one sentence.
Evocative post, but wrong thread.
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10 steel bikes for the price of 1 carbon
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Beauty and imperfections and the thrill of possible danger, much like a pretty woman.
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Capturing an earlier time of simpler living and simpler, more elegant aesthetics.
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Old steel can have an amazing ride, with better paint jobs than modern stuff.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
I love this. Some great answers. Post # 28 contravened the rules of the thread, however.
Way more than one sentence.
Evocative post, but wrong thread.
Rules are meant to be broken.
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Enough technology to be fast, enough craftsmanship to be art.
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Oh...evert time I ride steel I feel like a teen in the 70's again, PRICELESS.....
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Symmetry of design, craftsman construction, a proud shine in the finish and components
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Attention to the details that draw your eyes - just look at that, another lovely surprise

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A mid 70's cross continent ride on my 40 year old Moto B purchased new in Oly Wa by me gives instant "Say What?" street cred, conversation, and immense personal satisfaction that I still ride it. Think I'll ride it in the STP this year as it is one smooth ride.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
To ride a bicycle that you lovingly restored or saved from the trash heap can bring joy and sense of acheivment you cannot get with something you bought off the peg.
For me, ^ this. Exactly this. Well said.
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They were young when we were, but they're still cool and good-looking.
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They're simple, elegant machines which can take you quite nicely from there to here.

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^ 30 words exactly - good show, Scott

Works for me, though!

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Hee. yeah, I forgot my own rules! Dang. OK, back to the drawing board.

...fixed it.

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Beneath the rust, grime, and scratches...beauty, speed, and time gone by, very therapeutic.
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