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What is retro redux.....Spirito was right...(4 posts)

What is retro redux.....Spirito was right...surly357
Apr 28, 2002 4:45 PM
A few posts back there was a discussion of what constitutes 'retro' . Spirito hit the nail on the head when he said something like "as long as it's ridden and enjoyed". I hope 'retro' enthusiasts keep that in mind- just look at the way Schwinn collectors have sucked the fun out of the fat tire hobby!!!!!!!!!
I don't know, but...gtx
Apr 28, 2002 8:32 PM
it's making me feel kind of old and I'm 33. I ride "retro" cause I can't really afford/justify new bikes at the moment, and don't really like some of the recent trends anyway. My "retro" rides (mid-late 80s steel lugged bikes) are super solid and it sure is easy and cheap to find replacement parts in perfect condition on eBay.
Accidental Retrovitusdude
Apr 29, 2002 6:57 AM
In '95 I bought a Vitus 992 with Campagnolo Athena 8-speed components. I had it built up with downtube shifters, I don't recall now why I didn't get the ergo. Over the years I put many happy miles on this bike. I mainly use it on weekends as I commute on another bike, so other than rims, hubs, bottom bracket, cassettes, and chains, and saddles, it is the same bike I bought. On group rides, it is now looked upon as a retro bike by other riders with newer bikes. Not intentional...just not used up.
Accidental Retrogtx
Apr 29, 2002 7:05 PM
my main road bike (circa '88 w/DA) has about 50,000 miles on it--much of the stuff has been replaced, with a few modern upgrades--dual pivot calipers, UN72 bb, sealed cartridge hs. But it still looks about the same and everything works as new.

I rode into the LBS the other day on my '96 Ibis Mojo--and one of the employees said, "Cool, old school." Maybe it was the cantis or something--weird what qualifies for old these days.