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Old 02-11-21, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by iab
Simply because it is fun to try something different. Old, new, it's all good.

As long as you don't buy into the bike making you "better".
only the winners all rode full Campagnolo.

you donít ask too many questions on the winning side.

I started winning races when I had a full Canpagnolo bicycle
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Old 02-11-21, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
How can you make a Huret Allvit not sucky? Or those gawdey wing nuts? Turkey levers and stem shifters that weigh in heavy??
OK, I'll give you that. But those things were cr*p to start with. Now they're just old cr*p.
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Old 02-11-21, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage
only the winners all rode full Campagnolo.

you donít ask too many questions on the winning side.

I started winning races when I had a full Canpagnolo bicycle
Tell that to Bernard Thevenet (among others).
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Originally Posted by cbrstar
Well at least in my case the new bike isn't going to remind me of when I was young, handsome and awesome!
Is that another way of saying "the older I get, the better I was"? Or maybe "I was never as good as I used to be"?
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I dunno about resurrecting this one - it was a troll thread that was only really relevant "in the moment".

If it isn't/wasn't obvious, my previous commentary in this thread is 180 degrees out from what I truly believe (yeah, I'm still a sucker for old crap!)

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Old 02-12-21, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rando_couche
Is that another way of saying "the older I get, the better I was"? Or maybe "I was never as good as I used to be"?
Well yes...A few years ago I woke up one day and suddenly had to have a BMX like I did when I was a teenager. Middle aged guy hyper focused on a "Kids bike". Turns out there was a large group of guys running around and buying them up where I live!. I call them midlife crisis cycles. I can't help but think there are a lot of roadies that feel the same.
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Because evidently you failed to fit SunTour.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I dunno about resurrecting this one - it was a troll thread that was only really relevant "in the moment".
This is why the Internet is so dangerous. Nothing you say, no matter your mood, ever completely goes away and you're powerless to stop people from agreeing with or trashing you for things you said ironically.
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Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread - a complete accident and entirely unintentional.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 02-12-21, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by repechage

I started winning races when I had a full Canpagnolo bicycle
You're starting to sound a lot like Mars Blackmon. It's gotta be the Campagnolo!
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Originally Posted by iab
You're starting to sound a lot like Mars Blackmon. It's gotta be the Campagnolo!
Hey, in SoCal it was an "arms race".
No parents willing or capable to pay for the sport, I was on my own.
The psychological element was there.
The "way" was perfectly clean machine, fresh White cloth tape every race, Clement setas.

The Dennis Connor approach to racing.
"No Excuse to Lose"
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They don't make them like they used to!
It makes me think of a car accident I was in that involved me sitting in the front passenger seat. It was a 1958 Chevrolet with a steel dash, no seat belts and the windshield glass wasn't break away. I kissed the dash on the way to the windshield which opened a nice cut. Sure am glad they don't make them like they used to.
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SUCKY???..............you guys must be trying to yank my chain..........grind my gears............HELLO.........SunTour Superbe Pro....or 1960 Cinelli stem and bars with milk white anodizing.........Shimano 600 arabesque hanging on a Bridgestone RB1.........did ya look at the Celeste Bianchi with the C Record and delta brakes???..........aesthetics !.....appreciating beauty and art and realizing genius in design and execution...........if you have a drop dead gorgeous wife do you really care if she can cook?
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Old 02-15-21, 05:17 AM
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I prefer Older Bikes Any Day

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
That must not have been Hearns. They actually moved some carbon bikes into the Room of Doom.
During the past year I have been repairing loads of bikes in my local area.

This has meant everything from small scooters to the latest electric bikes. The comment about bikes being obsolete amazed me. The newer the bike I repaired the bigger the problems. Gear shifters falling to pieces because of the plastic, and the difficulty of getting spares. I was unable to fix a 2 year old MTB wheel because Halfords the UKs largest bike distributor did not carry and would not order the cone dust protectors which had broken and come off. In the end going through my stock of very old wheels, I found a match.

Halfords suggested I buy a new wheel. However, following a complaint to their Head Office the parts mysteriously appeared!!!

I have just been given two Dahon fold up bikes from the 80's. I get loads of bikes given to me because people think they are no use. They all get fixed up and my local charity shop makes a load of money selling the same bikes that people give away. The Dahons had been stored in a garage for 30 years. After a thorough wash, and a bit of WD40 on the hinges they are perfectly sound. Hardly any rust. Even the tyres and tubes look fine.

Give me old bikes any time!!!!



Give me old bikes any time
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Originally Posted by homelessjoe

.........you guys must be trying to yank my chain..........
Nah, we wouldn't do anything like that!



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Old 02-15-21, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman
Apologies all for resurrecting this old thread - a complete accident and entirely unintentional.

Have a great weekend!
I know that reviving so-called zombie-threads is frowned upon on some forums, but personally, I love it when they are. So no need to apologize to me!
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