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 Post subject: Rbotm
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:29 pm 
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The rest are all very nice but

Most are studio set up shots
Do these bikes get ridden or raced regularly
I'm obviously missing the point
But heh we are all
Allowed our own opinions


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:39 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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there are a few garage queens but this BotM winner (July 2010) gets dirty:

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 Post subject: Re: Rbotm
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Woollardjt wrote:
The rest are all very nice but

Most are studio set up shots
Do these bikes get ridden or raced regularly
I'm obviously missing the point
But heh we are all
Allowed our own opinions


i mustnt post an answer, i mustnt post an answer, i mustnt post an answer :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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so
now you know what it is ,you can deal with it

i'd say most are ridden , just need to have that WOW factor to win


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:12 pm 
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And the WOW factor seems to be getting bigger as the game gets played for longer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Why does it matter? As long as the bikes are enjoyed & cared for.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:30 am 
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most are not studio shots, your math sucks

unless you want to fault someone for taking a good picture, but that just seems really stupid

or is it a "how dare you take a picture of a clean bike?". also dumb.

just my opinion, of course


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 Post subject: Re: Rbotm
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:50 am 
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Woollardjt wrote:
The rest are all very nice but

Most are studio set up shots
Do these bikes get ridden or raced regularly
I'm obviously missing the point
But heh we are all
Allowed our own opinions


Your talking about Kleins..............right?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:19 am 
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It's quite obvious that my Sbike doesn't see much offroad use.
They were designed for competition and had a 2-3 year lifespan on average. Mine is 20 years old and I'd like to add a few more years to that.
Due to their tendency to crack, they're getting quite rare, especially in this kind of condition. Might as well try to preserve this one.

That being said, it's no garage queen. Far from it actually. I tend to ride it fast and on the limit.
I probably won't get too many votes here due to the slicks and the fact that Sbikes are a marmite thing anyway, but I'm fine with that. that's just the way the voters here are.

As for garage queens, for some bikes that's okay. Bikes with some historic significance, like elite504's Yeti, shouldn't be subjected to the risk of being irreparably damaged because they are simply irreplaceable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:40 am 
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I don't have a problem with gargage queens and studio shots. It's a competition, and with the winner being featured in the magazine, it's become a tough show to win, as it should be.

What I'll never understand is why people are allowed to post comments about the bikes in the thread during the competition, thus (in my opinion) tainting the results. People are sheep, and heavily influenced by the opinions of others-when enough people chime in with a 'this is the winner, hands down' type comments, it starts to stink, and if you like a different bike, yo may be less inclined to vote....I always feel like it's a little staged. How hard is it to get a few mates to promote your rig in the thread? Not very. It should be about the bike, not a popularity contest.

It's also possible I'm sensing something that isn't there, so I try to avoid the thread until the poll is posted as a way to get around the feeling of manipulation. Problem solved!


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