CyclingSmarter Bike Snob NYC New Outside Column, Old Bikes!

New Outside Column, Old Bikes!

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Hey, we can argue about what is and isn’t hypocritical all day long–but we can all at least agree that nothing’s more hypocritical than a bike blogger who’s gotten like five new bikes in the last few months writing a column about how old bikes are better than new bikes:


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…though in my defense I’ve also gotten a whole bunch of old bikes recently thanks to Classic Cycle, so there is that. Plus, my “new” bikes are mostly just pretending to be old bikes anyway, and I think every bike I’ve gotten in the last year or so has had a threaded headset–such as this one, which looks like at some point in its life someone terrorized it with a Vise-Grip:

Who knows? Maybe it was me. After a few beers anything’s possible…