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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:46 pm 
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So we'll end 2018 with a special theme; I could've come up with a more catchy title but hey ho! I can't be bothered typing out a big list of restrictions so I'll stick mainly to groupsets. So, no XTR, no XT, no XC Pro, no Campy, no Paul, no Proshift……..hopefully you get the idea. I won't pull a bike with an Exage groupset just because it has an XT headset but let's try and keep things in the spirit of the theme. No limit on the number of entries this month so hopefully we'll get a bumper crop.

Useful for the poll if you can structure your nomination as follows:

username's Year Manufacturer Model , e.g. John's 1990 Kona Lavadome
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Finally please include a link to your machine in the relevant Reader's Bikes section. If you don't have an existing post now is the time to add one with as much detail as you like!

Nominations thread will run for the entire month. The poll will go up shortly after the nominations close and will run for a week.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Cool theme, Adrian. How about the early stuff? The Deer Head (Deore Deer Head) and the Suntour Mighty/Cyclone - the stuff from the days where it was no flagship line - it was just mtb, road or BMX


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:17 pm 
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I don’t know Bjornar. I’m guessing that a lot of the bikes from the early to mid eighties that sported such groupsets would’ve been pretty expensive back then and are likely quite valuable today too. I’d say it’s a judgment call based on the bike being entered. For example, I feel an 83 Mantis or an 84 Salsa wouldn’t be entries in keeping with the theme ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 pm 
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hehe, agree. Just had to ask to be sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Hmmm, sounds like a job for the Dawes. I just cleaned it too, will get some photos at the weekend.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Plenty of choice as most of my bikes are "second line warriors". Hope I can assemble ONE in time this month. :facepalm:

Edit: 25 days left to build a bike around this little thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 pm 
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I'm in! I don't think I've ever entered this before, and still the bike I've done the most miles on (more than the Lotus...)

I give you, much Exage goodness!! My 1993 Kona Fire mountain. Full Exage (except the DX thumbies), low rent maguras (HS11), wire bead tyres, steel railed saddle.

One of only 2 bikes I know I'll NEVER sell.

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Do I get bonus points for Cute Goggie pic? He's my bestest Bud.

And here's the story of why it's a true dream bike; viewtopic.php?f=6&t=343578

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:42 pm 
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Since she's never used it since I built it I'm considering it to still be mine, so I'll enter
Mr Ox's 1991 Ridgeback 702LX at least then it'll be doing something :lol:
Long winded build thread here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=366162


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:08 am 
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Sayin' nuthin.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:49 am 
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regan_ev wrote:
Sayin' nuthin.


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