I live for the CABE
Like any thing, we tend to be drawn to familiar objects that remind us of our youth, although, I'm attracted to anything older than me and I'm 60-ish. Fairly new to the hobby, over 3 years now, but I've always liked the old bikes. Recently I bought my 1st TOC bike and I'm rounding the corner on the resto and I'm sure there will be more to come. Somehow, though, I wonder just how far this bike collecting hobby will go. Is the younger generations into them like we are? Prices seem to go with demand. The wife and I have been collecting antiques for many moons and I wonder if that hobby or passion will die with the people that love them? I remember my parents HATING antiques, dad born in 1913 and mom, 1920. They bought an old house when they got married in 1943 and mom cleared out all the antiques in a yard sale......and filled the house with contemporary stuff. Now those antiques are once again, "in" but for how long? I have a feeling some day our cherished bicycles will be unwanted relics (I truly hope not). Thoughts?