There's noting quite like a classic steel, lugged, bicycle frame.
Before I was an avid runner I was an avid bicycle rider and still enjoy it very much when I get out on the roads with friends. In 1991 I bought a Bridgestone RB1 steel lugged bicycle that I still ride to this day. I resisted falling for all the hype of Aluminum, carbon fiber, redesigned frames.
20 something kids are now seeking these classic frames and are turning them into single or fixed gear commuters. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
Today as I was leaving work I saw a young woman in short shorts as she got off her bike near San Pedro Park. I slowed down to take a good look at the bike! Steel lugged orange frame, leather saddle, chrome wheels, pedals with clips, nice! I tried to get a closer look but I had to keep moving to not impede traffic and couldn't make out the frame model. As I rolled away I thought, Hey! That looked like a good looking young lady in those shorts! But she's only a blur in my rearview mirror now.
But that sure was a PRETTY BIKE!