in the seventies is even more true today. “Built to last” no longer seems to
make any sense. Technology moves so fast that something that has been out
for only a couple of years has technology so outdated that you can get much
better quality for the same price. This is not a treatise on good or bad of
our consumer society, just an observation. Basically, the newer the better.
There are some things where the latest technology just makes sense.
I am riding a different bike this year than the one I used to ride the GIT
in 2006. I graduated from a $50 garage sale bike to a "Giant Iguana" and there are some nice
features. The shifter is nicer for example. Extra shocks seem to reduce
strain. The comfy seat is "to die for."