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Old 01-19-13, 08:26 PM
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Because brifter is a silly word
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Old 01-19-13, 08:31 PM
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Timeless lug appearance, user friendly serviceability with few tools, very reliable, no depreciation, doesn't look plastic.
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Old 01-19-13, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
C&V bikes are graceful looking with beautiful, well proportioned lines that are easy on the eyes...
Throw the word "Classic" in there and something about "function" and I'll steal your answer.
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Old 01-19-13, 08:50 PM
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Old 01-19-13, 09:23 PM
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When I ride a vintage bike I'm not old anymore: I'm vintage too.
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Old 01-19-13, 09:35 PM
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Horizontal top tubes.
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Old 01-19-13, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
Because brifter is a silly word
+100

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Old 01-19-13, 09:47 PM
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Beauty, comfort and delightful nostalgia.
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Old 01-19-13, 11:51 PM
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My vintage bikes are the only reason young women pay attention to me at all.
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Old 01-20-13, 12:46 AM
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Form follows function, they are handmade and I can work on them in my living-room.
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Old 01-20-13, 12:49 AM
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two words, Chicago Schwinn
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Old 01-20-13, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
Old fart trying to recapture his youth.
There is much wisdom in this.

It is hard for me to pinpoint why I am drawn to C&V. Aesthetics for sure, and CV-6 is on to something, I think. I'll leave it at that for now.
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Old 01-20-13, 03:12 AM
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Preserving a brief moment in history when art, aesthetics, and mechanical perfection all came together.
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Old 01-20-13, 03:17 AM
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Excellent.

And 15 on the nose.
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Old 01-20-13, 06:41 AM
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They are different and provide variety.
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Riding an old bike means a new bike doesn't need to be manufactured. Go green.
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Old 01-20-13, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
Because brifter is a silly word
High Plains Brifter - gearing for the mid-west.
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Old 01-20-13, 08:06 AM
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High Plains Brifter - gearing for the mid-west.
Pretty much downtube shifting around here , but I'm on a Prairie , near a terminal moraine.
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Old 01-20-13, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
Because brifter is a silly word
Beats the hell out of Shrakes,,,,BD
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And my sentence...

The elegance and gadgetry of a vintage bike pleases both the soul, and the mind.
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