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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:54 pm 
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ajantom wrote:
Oh, and the Kona - love the matching paintjob/fork. Though IMO the purple seatpost & stem go a bit far (that's just me though, I never even liked ano purple back in the day :oops: )


That was quite deliberate, paintjob influenced by Fat Chance's Aquafade, but swapping the green for their Team Violet and then the tongue in cheek approach with the purple parts, rest assured a bit more purple is going onto it. :) Rides like a dream too, was amazed, and still am amazed, at how well it rides.


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Don't mind my irrational fear of purple :lol: I think it's great!

Older Konas do ride great - I still miss my Kona Explosif :(
What year is your frame?


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I think if it's themed then any problems will go. So no reason for a theme like "post 2005 FS" shouldn't exist.


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ajantom wrote:
Don't mind my irrational fear of purple :lol: I think it's great!

Older Konas do ride great - I still miss my Kona Explosif :(
What year is your frame?


2001 frame and 2002 forks (with older decals).... I think?! The forks were a bast*rd build, the internals were a complete mish-mash and created a headache for TF Tuned when they serviced them!


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kaiser wrote:
Well said jama. I like to see what other folks are riding. Currently trying to decide what to put forward of my own! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:05 am 
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Tazio wrote:
I think if it's themed then any problems will go. So no reason for a theme like "post 2005 FS" shouldn't exist.


This^^^

I support the idea for a modern botm but there should be different categories each month, just like the retro botm. I think the mishmash of entries so far demonstrate this...


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The regular BotM is only a special category about every other month. The other months it's "run what ya brung"......like this inaugural 98+ BotM contest. Nothing's stopping next month from being a Right sided Lefty only month, or some other special category. In the end, it's all a lark, anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:38 am 
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Interesting that some of the comments here mirror some of the reasons we decided to go with the split.

FMJ wrote:
In the end, it's all a lark, anyway.


Is right.


Anyhow thought I'd support the contest and enter my own modern (ish) ride. 2006 Indy Fab Deluxe.

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Now sports a thomson post, matched tyres and braided hoses. May try and get a snap before the poll goes up.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:42 pm 
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graham1975 wrote:
Here is my custom build Cube 2009, iv entered it as i dont think it is the run of the mill stuff.


Looks like the sort of bike you'd see on the front page of wiggle. What is not run of the mill on that?


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