Originally Posted by lamotovita
Vintage bikes are only good for competeing or collecting (I have two). You can find a modern bike for the same price that will be much easier and less expensive to maintain, as well as be more durable and have much better suspension and BRAKES.
Aint that the truth. There is nothing quite like riding in the rain and heading down a trail as it suddenly drops over a steep hill while you apply every ounce of strength and weight you have to squeeze even the tiniest amount of braking force from drum brakes that have taken the day off as you fly down a slope with a sharp corner at the bottom. Those are memories best left in the past!