[CR] Re. Vol 65, Issue 3 Re: Vintage Bike Collecting as a Political Statement

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Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 21:34:00 -0500
From: "Nor Meyer" <norbikes@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Re. Vol 65, Issue 3 Re: Vintage Bike Collecting as a Political Statement

One great irony is that those who spend significant sums of money collecting handmade furniture, pottery or bicycles often obtained that money through a lifetime of work in the service of advancing the very technology that their collecting rebels against.


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> Yes, that is ironic, isn't it?!?!! Curious, but all the years (close to
> 40) that I've been riding the bike I don't think I've ever stopped to ponder
> such. But then as a retired bricklayer I can't say I was ever burdened with
> the idea of rebelling against technology, in bicycles or any other aspect of
> modern day life. Perhaps it was my stint in the army and my tour in Viet Nam
> what quashed my "rebellious spirit". Thank goodness I discovered the bike
> so's I could fashion my own little private rebel self whilst out spinning
> along the highways & byways of this great country of ours.

Nor Meyer in Mt. Vernon, IA