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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:43 pm 
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andrewl wrote:

e.g a friends commuter is a KHS badged Ritchey team frame (circa 90-91). He never has to lock it up as the factory team fluro hot pink and blue is so ugly that no one would ever want to steal it - or get close enough to see what it is (his words).



Oi!!! My road bike is a rather fetching blue/purple fade KHS... :)


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Well, while all manifacturers produced "frames" or "chassis" Klein scientifically handcrafted "fuselages". Inventing that must have taken more time than building and painting a boron carbide-aluminium midnight storm Adroit.

BTW does anyone remember "yellow mushroom" bikes? Circa '94.


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anything with research or racing in it really isn't it.


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Hard to top the name that didn't mean anything, and in fact had never been used in print until Gary Fisher and I used it for our company.

MountainBikes

We also coined "Unicrown" for the name of a fork whose blades curved into the steering tube and eliminated a fork crown.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:04 am 
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He is allways such a tough act to follow.


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Lid wrote:
He is allways such a tough act to follow.


Sometimes I can't help myself.

As they say in my country, when you see a fat pitch, hammer it.


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Your going to hit an obese woman with a mallet?


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98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Good job you're not in Australia, there's a new Government policy about not hitting women with mallets [even though somehow the rest of the world knew this yeeeeears ago..]

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http://www.australiasaysno.gov.au/

But I digress..

I always like the Fat Chance, Slim Chance idea ol' Chris had going..


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Times have changed. Shouldn't that say "Violence against Shiela's" :wink:


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