Specifically, look at the fotos:
They all look kinda familiar, right? And then you realize, the first one (the most relaxed of the batch) is a racing bike from way back. And the other two are _time trials_ bikes from the 1950s. So basically, that 10 speed we all found so difficult to deal with, all bent over like that? Because it was the right geometry for _time trials_.
Yeah. Definitely what your basic surburban young lass was looking for as a teenager. And what your middle aged man or woman is looking to get back on to recapture the pleasant days on a 3 speed as a kid.
Obviously, words have not failed me. But they seem inadequate.