My breakfast reading varies between pixels and paper, and recently I was taking a walk back in time with Peter Egan's words from February 1996 in his book Leanings 2, specifically the chapter titled "The Same Guy." Egan was reminiscing about his first bike, a Bridgestone 50, and the need for the industry to make a "small bike that is not perceived as dorky. Whatever it is, it has to have substance and a certain cachet. It can't pander. That was the beauty of the small-bore bikes of the 1960s—they were not just aimed at kids. They were made for everyone, and everyone wanted them—movie stars, athletes, etc. They were a hot social commodity."