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Does politics, culture or nationalism influence your vintage bike collection?

Old 12-01-20, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by aland2 View Post
Germany was never a cycling nation.

Really?
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Old 12-02-20, 12:08 AM
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@Wilwood, I agree, the Italians win!
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Old 12-02-20, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
With us, it was wagons, with a little brother forced to ride, scared stiff.
I was a little brother strapped into the wagon and rolled into the street 1/2 naked on Halloween. It was a 'joke'. Tough growing up in a tough, poor neighborhood when you are th little kid. But that was '50s, long enough ago to forget.
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Old 12-12-20, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer View Post
I admire the French for going their own way as far as engineering and style goes, after all they invented the metric system and Paris where the world goes to get their freak on.
The Italians gave us art, design, Enzo, Ernesto, Tullio, and some really good looking suits.
England proved you really can have world domination ran from a small island. The home of James Bond 007, Austin Powers, and the real Mini Cooper. First they invented the industrial revolution then they invented the bodge.
The United States had a pair of bicycle mechanics named Orville and Wilbur that built the first controllable airplane and possibly invented the kludge (see bodge) then we went to the moon.
So in the grand scheme of things we all accomplished this together and in some significant way the bicycle helped us along.
I love all bicycles.
Austin Powers is Canadian.
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Old 12-12-20, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer View Post
I admire the French for going their own way as far as engineering and style goes, after all they invented the metric system and Paris where the world goes to get their freak on.
The Italians gave us art, design, Enzo, Ernesto, Tullio, and some really good looking suits.
England proved you really can have world domination ran from a small island. The home of James Bond 007, Austin Powers, and the real Mini Cooper. First they invented the industrial revolution then they invented the bodge.
The United States had a pair of bicycle mechanics named Orville and Wilbur that built the first controllable airplane and possibly invented the kludge (see bodge) then we went to the moon.
So in the grand scheme of things we all accomplished this together and in some significant way the bicycle helped us along.
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Old 12-12-20, 12:42 PM
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Communist China is controversial these days and also the source of most modern bicycle production. I have one modern bike, and have to say I don't particularly like the "Made in China" sticker on it very much. But such is life.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
+1
Especially at a party with British Royal Marines and Australians.
I donít even know what we were drinking. It didnít really matter.
It was kind of blue. We called it Aqua Velva.
Sounds like Bombay Gin. I despise gin.

As for the initial question... just a little bit. Not a fan of Soviet block equipment, but my concern is more of the dubious quality than anything else, but I have never been a fan of Soviet/Russian policies either.
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