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06.07.18

Why Do People Enjoy Vintage Bikes?

There is a big market for vintage bikes, and that may confuse some people. In fact, you may see people riding used bikes in Boston or New York City and wonder to yourself, "Why aren't people buying new bikes? Used bicycles don’t have the same kind of technology that modern ones do, like shifting gears with your thumbs. So then why would anybody enjoy riding a vintage bike?" Well, it’s a lot like buying an old car – “they just don’t make them like they used to.” The lack of technology in vintage bikes is actually part of the draw. These old bikes may hold sentimental value for people, and nostalgia is priceless. The aesthetic of every vintage bike says something about the time when it was made. Some buyers may also enjoy the process of fixing up an old bike. It’s hard to say which are the best vintage models but here are a few famous ones:

Colnago Arabesque

The Colnago Arabesque is a very rare bicycle that was only manufactured between 1984 and 1985 in limited fashion. Nobody knows just how many were produced, which makes it one of the most difficult vintage bicycles to find.

Bianchi Tour de France 1953

The Bianchi Tour de France 1953 was one of the first bikes to incorporate the double chain set. It was only in production for one year. and was used by a champion by the name Fausto Coppi. Coppi won the Tour de France using this bike. Among vintage bicycles, Bianchi is the most common. This is because Bianchi is the oldest bicycle manufacturer still in existence. They’ve done this by consistently breaking through barriers and engineering bikes in more creative ways than the last.

Colnago Oval Cx

The Colnago Oval Cx utilized aerodynamics the way no bicycle had ever done before creating a faster, lighter bike.



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