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So what is it about Classic & Vintage bikes .....

Old 01-19-13, 09:25 AM
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So what is it about Classic & Vintage bikes .....

That you like?

See if you can sum it up in one sentence, fifteen words or less.

(I'm not sure I can, but I'm working on it.)
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Old 01-19-13, 09:27 AM
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Looks, hipster cred, cheap, self-servicable without ridiculous tools or propietary standards (somewhat), nice forum.
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Old 01-19-13, 09:30 AM
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They are easy to work with, easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes.
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C&V bikes are graceful looking with beautiful, well proportioned lines that are easy on the eyes...
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Chromed fork blades gleam
My heart takes wing
With freewheel staccato song
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Old 01-19-13, 09:53 AM
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I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
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Old 01-19-13, 09:58 AM
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I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
+1

Nostalgia, quality, price and beauty.
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I like to ride comfortable, old bikes.
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When bikes (and men) were made of steel, not plastic!
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Chromed fork blades gleam
My heart takes wing
With freewheel staccato song
Nice.

Straight guage 531 with Nervex lugs, a crusty Brooks saddle and plenty of patina.
14. That leaves me one word. I'll save it for later.
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Price point and I already had the tools, though pictures will be required to make the case for Beauty.
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I see some vintage bicycles as mechanical/useable art that is easy/inexpensive to collect/use.
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Chromed fork blades gleam
My heart takes wing
With freewheel staccato song
Nice ! I believe that is straight out of "Shakespeare". Oh yeah, classic bikes are just good , clean , affordable fun.
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Old 01-19-13, 10:41 AM
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They're cheap and used to be cheaper, plus I like working on them.
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Old 01-19-13, 10:47 AM
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OK you guys. We're getting into TWO sentences here. Tighten it up.
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I can now afford the bikes I loved then. (nine words sum it up for me pretty succinctly.)
Yup. (1 word)
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They have soul and become a part of you.
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asthetics, ride and cost.
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Speaking for more than a few on this forum;

They are cheap!
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Every old bike has a story, even if it's one no one remembers anymore.
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Every old bike has a story, even if it's one no one remembers anymore.
That was lovely.
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They provide limitless hours of entertainment, and when you're done, can be resold for profit.
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Design aesthetic, a C&V bike is like a Morgan +4, while a modern bike is like a modded up Civic.
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A full sentence, eleven words:

Classic and vintage bikes are timeless, like a fine Swiss watch.
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