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is there something like a "retro" frame geometry?(7 posts)

is there something like a "retro" frame geometry?colker
Apr 26, 2002 2:03 PM
btw, when was modern road geometry (classic euro stage race) established?
Simple: think "laid back" nmDjudd
Apr 26, 2002 2:29 PM
re: is there something like a "retro" frame geometry?gtx
Apr 26, 2002 8:31 PM
this is pretty retro

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ranger.html
an early mountain bike...colker
Apr 27, 2002 4:47 AM
those early bontragers, ritcheys...very comfortable.
I rode an early Fisher ...Humma Hah
May 1, 2002 4:10 PM
... and instantly adored the handling. All other MTB's seemed "twitchy" to me, but the Fisher felt just like my comfy, ultra-stable old Schwinn cruiser.

Well, surprise, surprise! Fisher got started MTBing by downhilling Schwinn Excelsiors. When he started designing frames, he copied all the key dimensions of the Excelsior, the predecessor of my canti.
and fischer sold a cruiser back in the nineties.colker
May 2, 2002 5:34 AM
an excelsior copy with curved top tube, seat stays and long, looooong chainstays.
You thinking of the Breezer Ingaz X?Humma Hah
May 2, 2002 3:37 PM
I could have been talked into buying an Iggy ... wasn't sure I wanted the 7-speed Nexus hub. The chromo frame made that bike relatively light compared to the original.

Did Fisher make one too?