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rBoTM Oct 2010 - The Vote
alecstilleyedye's 1951 claud butler olympic sprint 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
dutchie's 1976 Jan Janssen 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Old Ned's 1973 Dave Russell 22%  22%  [ 15 ]
Lemond Fan's 1991 Greg Lemond/Calfee Z Team Replica 30%  30%  [ 21 ]
Spike's Chris Chance track bike 28%  28%  [ 19 ]
Citoyen du monde's Bob Jackson short wheelbase tandem 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Flyingfinn's 1987 531 Bromwich 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:15 pm 
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I want to vote for the Jan Janssen but the pedals are stopping me doing so :)

So I don't know what to vote for.
I am however loving the little detail on the Chance .. the black lines on he stem matching the traditional seatpost one's.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Tough month.

The Calfee/Lemond is glorious in its way, but too much of a superbike for my taste. The Chance is lovely, but just a bit too pristine.

Ned's Dave Russell gets my vote. Not the best picture, but a lovely, well-proportioned bike with bags of character.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:37 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
I want to vote for the Jan Janssen but the pedals are stopping me doing so :)

Aaaaa ... please do. I did change the LOOK pedals into pedals with toeclips and straps.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:43 pm 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Tough month.

The Calfee/Lemond is glorious in its way, but too much of a superbike for my taste. The Chance is lovely, but just a bit too pristine.

Ned's Dave Russell gets my vote. Not the best picture, but a lovely, well-proportioned bike with bags of character.


Sums up my own sentiments exactly - the Lemond and Chance track bike are really sweet but there really is something about the Dave Russell, looks just 'right' somehow.

The Claud Butler and Jackson rasta tandem are definitely worth mentioning too.


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Chris Chance for me :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:28 pm 
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The Chris Chance is noce, but it's the Dave Russell I'd covet.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Hope nobody's going to be offended by my comments about the bikes :)

Stop reading here if you think you might be, otherwise carry on :arrow:






















First let's get the no-hopers out of the way.


Lemond Fan's 1991 Greg Lemond/Calfee Z Team Replica
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LeMond is my one of my least favourite riders, enuff said.


Flyingfinn's 1987 531 Bromwich
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Looks very bland, and I'm not really a Shimano fan. Plus the shape of the fork rake is not good looking. And I don't like all black tyres, and it has a modern saddle.


Spike's Chris Chance track bike
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Forks, stays and head tube in one colour, the 3 main tubes in another?
OK Merckx did the hour record on s/f hubs but they don't look right on a track bike. And the fork crown is ugly. The overall look of the bike gives an impression of being too fussy.


Citoyen du monde's Bob Jackson short wheelbase tandem
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I think you'd have to be colour blind to come up with this paintjob.



alecstilleyedye's 1951 claud butler olympic sprint
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The saddle's too low, or the frame is too big. Also ugly forks.






Now we come to the contenders.



Old Ned's 1973 Dave Russell
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Actually I think this should be the winning bike. It has great proportions, has all the right parts. The frame is in an attractive colour with just enough detailing, although I would like to see a tubing sticker as well. But to be super critical, it's not going to get my vote, because I don't like the shape of the fork blades, nor the white hoods.



dutchie's 1976 Jan Janssen
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This gets my vote because it's nicely proportioned, and has an aesthetically pleasing curve of the the fork blades, which you don't see on many bikes.


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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Fork fetish.... :lol: .... :lol: ......


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Old Ned's 1973 Dave Russell does it for me, very nice bike indeed and gets my vote.

Dutchie's 1976 Jan Janssen a close second as it looks to be a rider.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:51 pm 
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the lemond reminds me of my racing days, i was just a bit slower :D


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