When this column hit the street back in 1986, a lone Princetonian wrote me a letter telling me how very wrong I was to belittle the "modern" bicycles. He went on to say they were faster, safer, and other facts that were calculated to show me that those old "coaster brake" bicycles were inferior. Of course, I disagree, even these 30 plus years as remember how comfortable it was seated on my old bicycle. My daughter and son in law purchased a copy of one of those now vintage bicycles for a Fathers' Day gift. It is in safe storage in my garage; "texas steer" handle bars, fenders, coaster brake, and a seat that is crafted for the comfort of the human derriere. Hey, different strokes for different folks! I just happen to naturally stay away from those skinny hose type tires multi sprocket transmissions, and a riding position making me lean forward at a 45 degree angle to grasp those inverted handle bars.