Re: [CR]was 1983 the end?


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 20:47:06 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]was 1983 the end?
To: ADP <aphillips9@mindspring.com>
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <5.2.1.1.2.20030602221102.03d65d80@pop3.norton.antivirus>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 07:39 PM, ADP wrote:
> Seriously though, I think the classic era ended when the bicycle and
> bicycling stopped being a symbol of individualism and started being a
> just piece of equipment used for fitness or competition.

See that's a bit of a problem since cycling never lost any of it's individuality. The people who were into self-reliance and DIY just switched to fat-tires around '82. The folks who were really into looking cool and calling 13 year-olds that had been riding longer than they had 'poseur dorks' because they're weren't riding Italian steel with full Campagnolo stayed. The individualists went into the woods, jerk racer geeks went into the magazines, and the other 90% of cyclists kept doing what they've always done and continue to do. . . they rode bikes. ciao, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives SB, CA ++++++++++++++++++ "Sine coffea nihil sum."
        --Sarah Vowell-- ++++++++++++++++++