Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Detroit, MI USA 48214
Those that rag on others for having an old bike only are interested in bikes for the image. I'd rather own an old bike than make payments on a new one, if I lose my source of income I don't have to worry about anyone coming to take my bike away and on top of that all the money that would have gone to making payments can be used for all things bike related or not.
The only time I'd ever rag on someone with an old bike is when they spend so much on upkeep and repairs monthly that they basically spend a bike payment every month on an old bike--people in that situation really should get a new bike.