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GREGG, still no the Retro forum- so we can share hot deals(25 posts)

GREGG, still no the Retro forum- so we can share hot dealsSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:35 AM
and argue over plastic vs. steelSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:36 AM
and figure out how to make 'em workSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:37 AM
and add merit to the originalsSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:38 AM
and agonise on how long before comfortSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:40 AM
and just stand in awe and amazementSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:42 AM
and share some funky fresh color for no reasonSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:43 AM
and bond over the itchy thingsSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:44 AM
and just share the beauty of it all amongst likers of classics!Spirito
Apr 22, 2002 4:47 AM
its really about time and would prove wvery important to the aobsessive and pure amongst us. you would have a very appreciated and busy little section and it would add a great deal to your site.

PLEASE!!!!!!!!
Damn, you're making me feel old...Nessism
Apr 22, 2002 4:59 AM
I remember a lot of those parts. It's great to see some passion for something not made out of titanium and carbon these days.

Ed
sure i like new stuff too and appreciate the advancementsSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 5:19 AM
but sometimes its good to share and also show the beauty of how it was as well.

a true bike lover digs it all and ill be honest i see so many riding brand new bikes when they could be well served by a cleaned and serviced old one.

too much disposing and not enough restoring of bikes i say. there is much enjoyment over things with history and if the love and knowledge isnt shared it will be forgotten.

there are other sites but none have the capability of this site to offer or host an excellent primo site for classic enthusiasts and fans. it wouldnt take much to set anew forum up and would be more visited than some of the other forums offered here.

gregg would be surprised at the traffic it would attract.
I agree Ben...nmLone Gunman
Apr 22, 2002 5:43 AM
All in favor say....riney
Apr 22, 2002 5:35 AM
Great idea; great pix too nmscottfree
Apr 22, 2002 5:41 AM
Man, was everything was perforated back in the 70's and 80's?Sintesi
Apr 22, 2002 6:03 AM
You could make a decent colander out of old bike parts.
Yep, I drilled out my own legs!scottfree
Apr 22, 2002 6:33 AM
question: What is your definition of Retro?gregg
Apr 22, 2002 7:44 AM
This would help me figure out just who would be using this forum and kinda gauge how popular it would be.

-g
My definition is anything before 1990.....I'd like a forum (nm)Dave Hickey
Apr 22, 2002 8:06 AM
new bikes too: mercian, rivendell etc etcSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 8:15 AM
freewheels, downtube shifters (or no shifters) and quill stemsSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 8:13 AM
it can be steel, allu, Ti, carbon or whatever as these were all used long ago. generally classical lines and pproportions. there is much early aero retro stuff as well.

i personally like 70's and 80's even early 90's stuff but there are many who adorn much earleir bikes. if it has two wheels and is in the classic form of a road bike then its pertaining to the ideology.

actually retro is not a great word - perhaps "classic" or vintage so something to that effect.

there are so many smaller and enthusastic sites catering to this enthusaist and audience but none have the capability of this site (meaning the thread system used and how it follows, the ability to post pics, and the pleasantness of the format or page).

and indeed the retro minded are not really that interested and turn away for the most part from these pages and that includes many an authority and respected name in the cycling industry who have a lot to share to the hreater cycling public.

you could combine a huge audience and add a lot to what is here already. some of them have banks of knowledge and experience and it can be a great read as well.

please consider! it could only add integrity to the site.
I'm sure Sheldon Brown would post! nmscottfree
Apr 22, 2002 8:24 AM
Definitely enough support out therescottfree
Apr 22, 2002 8:18 AM
Retro would be older bikes/components. What Grant Peterson calls "manual" bikes, pre-STI/Ergo. I can think of a good dozen posters on this board who raise 'retro' issues fairly regularly. My bet is, more would flock to such a board as it gets known. The national retro crowd is very communicative and Web savvy.

Have you ever checked out the Internet-BOB listserv? BOB stands for Bridgestone Owners Bunch, a kind of Rivendellish (they call it 'Bobish') group that talks retro issues. Sometime I get over 150 emails in one day from that listserv, and it's been going strong since 1996.
Oh, and think about how active Netso's recent threadscottfree
Apr 22, 2002 8:23 AM
on turning 60 was. It evolved into quite a lively discussion about cycling past 50. I think those issues -- issues of age, injury and keeping things together physically (both bike and body) -- would be part of that board.

Plus (and I can't say this enough): We retro types always need parts!
"old tech"SteveO
Apr 22, 2002 9:53 AM
i would be interested in a retro forum which emphasizes older technology (or lack thereof), as opposed to a specific date of manufacture.

personally, i get bored of the ubiquitious 'upgrade', 'best frame', 'DA vs Ult vs Campy' posts (which are fine, just not my thing).
wool, hair net, clips and straps, lugs, friction shifting nmgtx
Apr 22, 2002 5:45 PM