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BoTM June 2010 - The Poll
stefan9113's Boulder Defiant Ti 19%  19%  [ 40 ]
Jupke's Rocky Mountain Element 7%  7%  [ 14 ]
Shamus' 1995 Klein Attitude 8%  8%  [ 17 ]
24pouces' Cannondale Omega 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
mr_ship's 1994 Fat Chance Yo Eddy 7%  7%  [ 15 ]
northerndave's 1996 Fat Chace Yo Eddy 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
delboy009's Boulder Defiant 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
kikaha's 1993 GT Richter 8.0 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Chris' 1988 Gary Fisher Mt Tam 16%  16%  [ 34 ]
Oneschnark's 1989/1990 Grove Innovations X 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
longun's Trek 9000 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Mikesnowdon's 1997 Kona Cindercone 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
gm1230126's 1991 GT Cyclone 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
Racer X's 1994 Rocky Mountain The Edge 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
keitht's Klein Adept 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
wadsy's 2000 Kona King Kahuna 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Spaltinho's 1994 Rock Lobster Team Tig SL 8%  8%  [ 18 ]
videojetman's Pace RC200 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Dogboy73's 2000 Ellsworth Isis 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Gravy Monster's 1985 Raleigh Maverick 7%  7%  [ 14 ]
al's Surly 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Kingroon's 1999 IF Deluxe 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 214
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Well, over the months and years the bar has well and truly been raised.

But I've got a feeling it's got stuck: the top crop are all well judged, well executed new old stock and largely boutique. Hats off to the entrants because it's not easy; but like a lot of others, I'm short of criteria on which to make a call.

Pressed hard, it's between the old timers: Fisher and Raleigh. The Raleigh seems to have had the most owner input, so gets my tuppence this month.

What is the next level of BOTM?


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Surprising outcome so far. Not so much the leaders just the voting in general.


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Shark's Grove. Stefan already got my vote in Pic of the Month, although it was close! He almost pulled off the double dip! :D

Best month yet, I think. 8) 8) 8)


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Both Boulders are stunning ... but Stefan´s get´s my vote


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Is the time of the super clean boutique build over :shock:

There almost seems to be an over supply of fantastic top end machines which although show a great deal of thought and hard work do not perhaps best represent what was around back in the day!

The Fisher gets my vote this month...


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oldave wrote:
Some very nice bikes there. Between the IF and the Rock Lobster Team for me...

Neither knowing nor caring about details such as "correct" brakes (I favour functionality over originality), my vote goes to the '94 Rock Lobster. Simply the one I'd most like to own!


If you truly favour functionality, even more reason to not go with the V-Brakes setup :wink:


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1999 is just too modern, just barely :(

I was surprised to see my 2000 Ellsworth Isis even make it in the list for that reason. I should have lied about its age to get my foot in the club door :D


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Based on the "I WANT..." factor, it has to be Chris' Teesdale/Fisher Mt. Tam.

Second choice would be Spaltinho's Lobster, even with the V-brakes.

And Gravy Monster's Raleigh is also very cool.


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Tough one, but the Defiant Ti took my vote from the graphite Yo. :)


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So many simple mistakes on otherwise wonderful machines.

Mt Tam, for sure. Classic and pure. A proud piece.


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