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In some basement, garage, back room, attic, barn, shed, and sadly living rammed in with others in some hidden not ridden hoarders collection. I don’t understand the point of 50,100 or whatever amount bicycles and never ride them. They were meant to be ridden, set them freeeeeeee! 👈🏻👋🏻
Over the years I have tended to agree with you! BUT! Some of us can't ride much anymore. Whether it be health relate, or age related. Not to mention, collectors like myself that have a few bikes designated for riding, (the bang arounds), when we do ride. The love of the bikes you enjoy, and the memories that come to mind, is just as strong as the love of riding!
 
Looks like there is nothing good on Ebay, Offer Up, Facebook Market Place, The CABE, or Craigslist. I have been looking for months. What has happened to all the cool bikes? All I see on those sites is bicycles I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. When a decent bike pops up the price is through the roof. Any ideas why? Has someone hoarded all the good bikes or are they waiting for the dollar to go up? Any ideas?
What constitutes a "good bike" in your opinion?
 
It make sense that the number of vintage bikes would decline as time goes on they don't make them any more. Yes hoarding is an issue but to each their own.
 
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There are a lot of under the radar collections out there. And collectors who are not on the WWW, or feel the need to post everything they own on line to show off. Most great bikes are never seen for sale in public or on line. They change hands in private. And great bikes still pop up in the wild.

This is and exhibition, not a competition.

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I read somewhere on here awhile back the term “aging out”. Meaning the groups of people who enjoy a certain thing get old, and no new generation picks up the flag and runs with it. Everyone who rides these bikes in public knows that’s not true regarding bicycles. If you go on organized rides peoples of ALL age’s absolutely love them! Ask questions, wanna touch them, ride them, take pics of and with them, wanna know how much they cost, how did you get them, and so on. Bicycles will always be loved! They are a part of everyone’s lives. In my personal opinion, one of the best inventions of all time! The only thing required is, getting a vintage bicycle into a new potential collectors hands. They get that first bike, and they’re off to the races. It starts a fire that can’t be quenched. Sadly with no supply, there can’t be a fire. So release those unridden hoards and herds and help a new generation take to the streets!!! Ride on….
 
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