NY Times article on Old Rides are new again.

Saw this on DC bicycle blogger Gwadzilla’s site

Break out the beaters.

Photo by: Natasha Calzatti for The New York Times
Published: August 6, 2008

BICYCLE lovers, thrifty as well as trend conscious, are pulling neglected 10-speeds from storage and readying them for the road again. (Let the environmentally aware bragging rights begin.)

These bicycles, made in the 1970s and 80s, used 27-inch wheels, which have been replaced with the smaller 700c wheels by road bike manufacturers. But a recent surge in sales of 27-inch tires suggests that the lowly steeds of yore are gaining new life as commuter bikes and weekend cruisers.

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2 comments to NY Times article on Old Rides are new again.

  • Anonymous

    I am seeing many people picking up their bikes and riding to work. I saw videos of people in major cities doing this and employers giving them incentives to do so.

    There is a link to the videos here:


  • Red Riding Hood

    Ted and Ramona!!! Unfortunately – this mural by Cache, Makatron and EyeOne was recently painted over by the jerkoff of this neighborhood…