Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:16 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 211 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 22  Next

Coolwall Jan 2011 - Shimano MTB groupsets
Cool 62%  62%  [ 98 ]
Uncool 38%  38%  [ 61 ]
Total votes : 159
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:45 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8184
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Piperdave wrote:
al wrote:
Oh dear! It's finally reared It's ugly, bland, corporate, price fixing, market distorting, black mailing (Giant) but oh so functional head!

That's without me having a go at their fishing S*** :(

Shi*mano has never and will never be cool.

I will agree they did used to make a complete groupset back in the day. Then Dia-Compe came along with A-head system. Poor old Shimano!! :lol: Not made a complete groupset for many years.


al. :D


BITD when i was a lad, and the world was very young, Shimano was the thing to have. Campag was V expensive, not much Suntour or Huret about. If you wanted light, and not Raleigh/ OEM it was Shimano that you went for. It was cool then.....

Dave


Well Dave, It's a good job we didn't all go for Shimano,otherwise this forum would be a very boring place indeed!!

I can't believe that anyone into this 'scene' would find a company that has eroded Individuality within our hoby as cool.

It's a funny old world innit?

al.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:09 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
Once again in a cool wall thread, I propose my argument that nothing that only geeks (in this sense, people who obsess too much about their chosen subject matter) think is cool, can be cool to anyone other than their peers.

Shimano have a wider audience, of which some elements are pretty cool.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:47 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:23 pm
Posts: 3613
Location: Cumbria
Sometimes:

Image

Awwww.... :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:28 pm 
Feature Bike
Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:13 pm
Posts: 1143
Location: York-ish UK
EarlofBarnet wrote:
Sometimes:

Image



I thought this site was about bicycles.

Did you mean Bionicles?

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:34 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
Shimano are a bit like a car company like Ford, huge and effective, but every now and then they turn out a Cossie or an Escort Mexico.

I wonder how many people moaning about them being giant and faceless, unethical etc are typing their post on a computer running a Microsoft OS?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:37 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21466
EarlofBarnet wrote:
Sometimes:

Image

Awwww.... :D


Nice but only short cage mechs are sexy & cool :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:56 pm 
Feature Bike
Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:13 pm
Posts: 1143
Location: York-ish UK
Tazio wrote:
Shimano are a bit like a car company like Ford, huge and effective, but every now and then they turn out a Cossie or an Escort Mexico.

I wonder how many people moaning about them being giant and faceless, unethical etc are typing their post on a computer running a Microsoft OS?


Lots of us; but we do so because the OS and platform are cheap and effective, not because they are cool.

Totally agree with the Cossie/Mexico analogy: but for every cool gem there are about 100 dull, functional and restrictive products. Overall, the brand ain't cool.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:27 pm 
BMX Grandpa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:28 am
Posts: 335
Location: Germany
take a look, to much pics

http://www.mtb-museum.de/mtb82/shimano-82-83.htm


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:32 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Posts: 115
Location: São Bento do Sapucaí, Brasil
bmx4130crmo wrote:



well... that was kinda cool!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:13 am 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:44 pm
Posts: 1184
Location: norcal
al wrote:

I can't believe that anyone into this 'scene' would find a company that has eroded Individuality within our hoby as cool.

It's a funny old world innit?

al.


funny

you're just confusing one bandwagon for another


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 211 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 22  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group