Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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I have a mid 1980s Peugeot which has been superceeded in the garage. It would need to be resprayed etc to look good again, but I have been riding it on 40-50km rides recently with no drama so it is still in good functioning order.
My question is, is this considered a vintage bike ??
Hi, Can't say I know exactly when they decide a bike becomes a 'vintage' bike. I know people collect bikes from the 80's including Peugeots so I dont know what you would technically call it. Collectible,Retro, Vintage?? I have a boy's Peugoet Road bike here that I am guessing is early 80's and they are cute. Definetly bikes worth riding if they still have life left in them. You'll have to post a pic for us to see it.
I have a mid 80s Repco Nishiki (took me forever to confirm that!) which I would consider retro - except for the fact that it has been so extensively repainted and re-equiped that I am not really sure where it fits!
The guys at the Canberra Bicycle Museum don't consider bikes from the 1980's to be 'vintage' - but for a few of us on the forum, they're our pets! And, very much the target bikes of the 'Retro' forum.
Is yours a commuter, tourer or racer?
Put up a picture under the 'sticky' "Let's see what you've got"
edited to add
Dave at the Museum called 1980's bikes 'vintage light', but I don't know how far his tongue was in his cheek at the time. He said that a sensible cut-off point to use between them and 'contemporary' bikes was the introduction of STI / Ergo levers, although one of the other guys there said that it was sacrilege to call anything with indexed shifting any kind of 'vintage'!
Last edited by LuckyPierre on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I love the retro bikes. I fixed up a morrison the other week which I believe was a cheapie 80's NZ made road bike. Nothing flash but in great condition and will make a great commuter. Picked up last week thanks to someone being lazy and throwing it, a repco superlight so that will be my next toy to play with.
There's are fair few Superlites among us! Peter (531db) has more than one, buzzard's pretty into them and Peter (that's me this time) has got one too. We even thought mikesbytes' 'beast' might be one for awhile!
Pictures (preferably as a response to the 'sticky') please -especially when you've got them back into riding condition.
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