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Girvin Flexstems are cool – Next up Entry Level Groupsets

October 18th, 2011

Girvin Flexstem coolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Girvin Flexstems are COOL. One centimetre of rubber sprung travel has been judged cool by the retrobike users :D

Next up on the vote are Entry Level Groupsets. Are the groupsets many of us started on back in the 90s cool? As ever you decide!

Cannondale is Cool – Next up the Girvin Flexstem

June 10th, 2011

Cannondale coolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Cannondale is COOL. Big aluminium tubes and headshocks are judged to be cool by the retrobike users :D

Next up on the vote is the Girvin Flexstem. Is the suspension stem which provided an inch of suspension travel via an elastomer cool? As ever you decide!

BULA is Uncool – Next up Cannondale

April 7th, 2011

BULA uncoolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Bula is UNCOOL. It would seem the company which made 100s of 15 year olds wear ski hats in the height of summer and put the neon into neon is UNCOOL.

Next up on the vote are Cannondale. Are the Connecticut based company cool? Does history fondly remember their US made oversized aluminium frames You decide!

Shimano is Cool – Next up BULA

February 19th, 2011

shimano coolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Shimano is COOL. From plastic coated 70GS up to XTR M900 the people of retrobike have judged Shimano to be cool.

Next up on the vote are BULA. Are ski hats in summer and neon t-shirts cool? You decide!

Campagnolo is Cool – Next up Shimano

January 26th, 2011

campag coolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Campganolo MTB Groupsets are COOL. Bullet shifters have a place on the cool wall.

Next up on the vote are Shimano’s MTB Groupset. Is dominating the market for over 20 years cool? You decide!

Saracen Is Uncool – next up is Campagnolo

November 19th, 2010

saracen uncoolThe latest Coolwall vote has been declared! Saracen is UNCOOL. Fillet brazing, U-brakes and snazzy 80s graphics couldn’t make up for the latter sins it would seem.

Next up on the vote is Campagnolo’s MTB Groupset. Italian chic or misguided foray. You decide!

Nuke Proof Is Cool – next up Saracen

October 14th, 2010

nuke proof babyThe latest Coolwall vote has been called. Nuke Proof is apparently COOL.

Next up on the vote is Saracen. Do the fine machines of the late 80s -> mid 90s make up for some of the late 90s -> mid 00s stuff?

Mountain Biking is Cool. Next up on the Coolwall vote is Nuke Proof

July 14th, 2010

mtbThe latest Coolwall vote has been called. Mountain Biking is apparently COOL.

Next up on the vote is Nuke Proof. We here at retrobike been contacted by a journo who is writing an article for BIKE on Nuke Proof. Any good quotes, observations or anecdotes may well find there way into said publication.

Klein is Cool. Next up on the Cool Wall vote is Mountain Biking

May 13th, 2010

kleinThe latest Cool Wall vote has been called. This one has a winner unlike others. Klein, the choice of the Yuppie and masters of oversized alloy are COOOOL.

Next up on the vote is Mountain Biking.

Kooka is Cool. Next up on the Coolwall vote is Klein

April 15th, 2010

kookaThe latest coolwall is complete. Kooka, the kings of the wacky anodising are COOOOL.

Next up on the vote is Klein – fingers crossed for a good debate ;)

Kona Lavadomes are Cool. Next up on the Coolwall vote is KOOKA

March 17th, 2010

kona lavadomeThe latest cool wall is complete. The Kona Lavadome, that stalwart of the mid range has been voted COOL.

Next up on the vote is the kings of wacky anodizing Kooka.

Trek OCLV are Uncool. Next up on the Coolwall vote is the Kona Lavadome

March 6th, 2010

trek cool wallThe cool wall vote on Trek OCLVs has been closed. Retrobike has judged the Trek OCLV uncool :-(!

Next up on the vote is the mid range champion of yesteryear the Kona Lavadome.

e-stays are Cool. Next up on the Coolwall vote is Trek OCLV

February 18th, 2010

estay cool wallThe cool wall vote on e-stays has been closed. Retrobike has judged e-stays COOL!

Next up on the vote is Trek OCLV.

Marin & Thumbies are cool. Next up on the coolwall e-stays.

January 15th, 2010

marin coolwallThe coolwall votes on Marin and Thumbshifters have been closed. Retrobike has judged both COOL!

Next up on the vote is e-stays (or elevated chainstays).

Spinergy is Uncool. Next up on the Cool Wall vote is Marin.

January 3rd, 2010

spinergy cool wallThe cool wall vote on Spinergy has been closed. Retrobike has judged Spinergy uncool.

Next up on the vote is Marin.

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