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Coolwall Jan 2011 - Shimano MTB groupsets
Cool 62%  62%  [ 98 ]
Uncool 38%  38%  [ 61 ]
Total votes : 159
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al wrote:
With all that has been said about how cool (yawn) Shimano groupsets are,it's odd to see the result of this poll then!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134757

al. :?


It also has to do with the fact that XT is way cooler than XTR, which is for people with too much money. And people with too much money aren't cool.

I would much rather see a full Shimano groupset than a hodgepodge of Shimano and stuff that the OEM has found to save money. (Mid-90s konas ("Curve?") and Marins ("White Industries") for example.) Seeing a full LX or above groupset on a bike later than 94 means that the bike was probably hand built and as such is an indicator of quality.


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legrandefromage wrote:
are you reading the right poll? The one with a UK built frame and votes for UK parts?


And of course, the rules of Pace, which should be taught in primary schools.


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It also has to do with the fact that XT is way cooler than XTR, which is for people with too much money. And people with too much money aren't cool.

Now you've done it! I'll bet Miles Davis wasn't short of a bob or two...

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For me decent engineering will always be cool, and the stuff works.


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al wrote:

So why would people override Cool Shimano in such numbers for individuality?



al. :lol:




read this thread from the beginning again, then read the thread you linked

XT plus some shiny bits for "individuality"(notice its a poll)


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al wrote:
Now this has gone propper daft!!

Shimano could be considered as the most cool company.


Why not? If you can't find something in the Shimano catalog from the past 30 years that gets your knickers in a twist, then you just don't dig on bikes. Go buy yourself a purple Paul derailleur and sit in the corner and think on exactly when it was your life took such a turn for the worst. :P
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Are you drunk?


Not yet.


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Not yet.


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Silver. Pinstripes. Short cage. Fully functional on a modern bike with no excuses necessary. One of the top 5 coolest parts ever made, I'd say. The WTB Phoenix of derailleurs. 8)

The picture of cool.


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utahdog2003 wrote:

Not yet.


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Not my fault my liver is huge. :shock:


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utahdog2003 wrote:
al wrote:
Now this has gone propper daft!!

Shimano could be considered as the most cool company.


Why not? If you can't find something in the Shimano catalog from the past 30 years that gets your knickers in a twist, then you just don't dig on bikes. Go buy yourself a purple Paul derailleur and sit in the corner and think on exactly when it was your life took such a turn for the worst. :P
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Are you drunk?


Not yet.


I don't buy shimano because I'm not one for (see the reasons in my first post) and they aren't cool.

I also choose not to buy Shimano out of principle.

I am against blood sports, so funding a company that makes tools for maiming and killing fish just doesn't pump my nads!

al.


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