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February 2011 BoTM - The Poll
Andy B's 1993 KHS Montana Pro 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
stumpjumper1980's 1993 Sbike 503 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Ianus' 1996 KLEIN Attitude 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
lewis1641's Diamond Back cruiser 1%  1%  [ 4 ]
uktyler's Kona 6%  6%  [ 17 ]
tam_shadow's Alan Bonds built 1939 Schwinn DX hybrid 6%  6%  [ 17 ]
dendy's 1996 Saracen Kili Comp 8%  8%  [ 22 ]
mikee's 1993 GT RTS 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
oldave's Saracen Kili 1%  1%  [ 4 ]
nevadasmith's Orange Prestige 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
trip's Merlin Elevator 13%  13%  [ 35 ]
howman66's Mantis Flying V 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Radoslaw's Fat Chance Wicked Lite 1%  1%  [ 4 ]
oneschnarks' Fat Chance 10th Anniversary 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
wtb_rider's Grove X 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Woody's 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Disco Drive's Dean Total Ti 4%  4%  [ 11 ]
canuckinboston's 1997 DeKerf Generation 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Alpinestars' Alpinestars Al-Mega 1%  1%  [ 4 ]
jjwood's 1994 Specialized S-Works FSR 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
mr_ships' 1993 Manitou FS 5%  5%  [ 14 ]
novekili's Merlin Titanium 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
vale67's 1993 Klein Rascal 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ally's Kona Explosif 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
pluzall's 1988 Merlin Titanium 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
sinnerman's Dave Lloyd 17%  17%  [ 45 ]
Total votes : 270
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sort of a hard decision but not.

the reasons i did not vote for some bikes:-

1. using v brakes when a canti cable hanger was there

2. looking like the bike has never been used . . . ever, simply wrong

3. klein and fat, i am very sorry to say this, but i am bored of them.

4. didn't think some of the photo's themselves did the bikes justice.

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reasons i voted for what i did.

1. good pic

2. bike looks great, colours look bright

3. it's my favourite brand

4. it obviously gets ridden


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My mind was made up weeks ago. Voted for the Cunningham who could weld. :wink:


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Lloyd for me. Great bike, great attention to detail, and inspiring paint.


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How long we got? Some very nice bikes...I must think harder, I must think...


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Narrowed is down to only two:

dendy's Saracen
trip's Merlin




BTW John: although 1980 was a good year for the stumpjumper, 1990 rocked my boat a bit more! So that's why my name is Stumpjumper1990!


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Very, very tough this month. I would have been happy to vote for at least half of them but narrowed it down to:

Mr Ship's Manitou.
Radislow's Wicked.
Nevadasmith's Prestige.
Sinnerman's Lloyd...........

Went for Nevadasmith's Orange Prestige in the end as it's a bike I've followed round the site and love the fact it's almost unrestored but still in superb condition. Lovely. 8)


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My 'ead 'urts wi' thinkin'. I guess we all have different methods of deciding...mine is "what would I buy?" I don't like e-stays and some just look wrong with front bouncers to me, so that narrowed it down!

Got me down to four: Dendy's Kili (brand loyalty!), novekili's Merlin Ti (a few years ago would have been my clear winner, but me and drops - even the BEST ever - no longer compatible), Disco Drive's Dean Ti (but I'd have to change the rear wheel) and oneschnark's FC 10th (but a bit too up-market for me).

So ... the naked Kili gets my vote. Lovely, yet attainable to mere mortals (and even pensioners!).


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this was a simple month

1988 Merlin Titanium

cheers
michael


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My vote for wtb_rider's Grove X.

Great bike, great build and very nice pics. But anyway, most of the bikes shared are awesome...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:30 pm 
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For me it's the Manitou. Built up very nicely and one of my favorites ever!


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