|Really slick and sexy.... Cervelo P3 photo credits by http://www.freshbikescycling.com|
But it does not for me. I like the worn in look. Like a part of nice worn in jeans. The feeling that a something has been used, not abused. Worn in by the passage of time and constant use. It just honest.
Somehow, I also noted that steel and aluminium materials tend to wear well. Check out my New old bike.... It's cheap hi-ten (maybe chromo.. I dun know) frame and its almost 20 years old. I still love to ride it.
Modern plastics, esp when painted to look like metal. Really look like crap when it's scratched. It just feels cheap. It feels disposable.
Looking at the success of Brooks leather saddle and how the company is milking its English heritage. It turns out new products based on design eons ago... but subtly improving the functionality and retaining the original intents and materials.
Could there be a similar and latent need for more "retro looking"components.Could there be a combination of steel metal components that derives inspiration from the older iconic accessories. Like the Shimano 600 arabesque re-issue with modern parts reliability? I know that will surely move my mojo!
So what will move urs?
|image taken from internet|
|internet image of old shimano 600|
Taken from Austin powers show. The stuff that gets u going all excited and inspired! ...haha