Have you considered a vintage retro category? I’d guess you would / will see a lot of content on that theme.
Feel free to start a vintage thread in cycling & culture, that already seems to me to be the correct place.
Could do but my suggestion is that there may be plenty of good content and discussion to warrant a separate category. Threads about 531 vs Columbus, SL vs SLX, the best 9 speed Groupset, c record derailleurs max c cog capacity, restorations and new builds …
Anyway, just a suggestion. Forum looks great.
It seems the Vintage thread could do with a kick along. Melbourne made Beasley cycles (I’m not the expert but a whole thread could be dedicated to Beasley cycles) and I guess this to be late 50’s maybe into 60’s. Note stamp on stem which was purchased before the frame and was the starting point of this build.
Yes I started with a stem and wanted to build a bike around it.
That’s a minty looking specimen.
1984 Chesini Precision with 6 speed Campy SR and Nisi tubulars. Built up from NOS frame and used parts collected during COVID last year.
Unfortunately, being a new user I can only upload one picture to a thread. This is the picture of the frame that I fell in love with some time earlier. I then saw it again quite a lot later and my financial position had changed so I had lttle hesitation pulling the trigger.
Instead of vintage/retro bikes, we could call them bikes, sensible bikes, fast bikes, fun bikes, kind bikes, bikes with soul or Not Whitegoods.
Nothing to be ashamed of, it looks great Bon Jon Pass tyres ?
Yep - worth the comfort and the extra kmh.
One of those rare days lately where it isn’t raining at stromlo!
Not sure that they cost a km/h actually (except maybe at high speeds where aero has a high impact). Issue is more that they can’t be mounted to many high-performance frames.
Something like an “aero-gravel” bike (Cervelo Aspero, 3T - can’t think of many other) and deep and wide carbon wheels could maybe perform well with such tyres, even at higher speeds.
A carbon aero-gravel bike just isn’t vintage yet ^^