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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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For me Novekili's Merlin...
To me a great bike is one that is made by the rider to be ridden on a lot. This bike is all that and more!

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Tough call - love Anni Fat, Manitou FS and Mantis but when thinking 'Which of these I'd want to own the most?' the choice went to MERLIN ELEVATOR.


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All wonderful old bikes but in the end it was sinnermans' Lloyd for me.

Also really liked the Saracen - that just looks fast! Also have a soft spot for the HT merlins, timeless bikes I think and two very nice examples.

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jonnyboy666 wrote:
1. using v brakes when a canti cable hanger was there


Too true, my mind was made up but a closer look revealed that this cardinal sin had been committed, simply unforgivable. Back to peruse the offering yet again.

jonnyboy666 wrote:
2. looking like the bike has never been used . . . ever, simply wrong


Too true, garage queens are just soulless shells :(


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i believe in fixies wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
1. using v brakes when a canti cable hanger was there


Too true, my mind was made up but a closer look revealed that this cardinal sin had been committed, simply unforgivable. Back to peruse the offering yet again.


Not sure what bike you are talking about, because there are 2 of them with that 'cardinal sin'. Both using Magura's! :wink:
Anyhow, my 'cardinal sin' was corrected just after the pics!


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Merlin Elevator for me :wink: :D


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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Not sure what bike you are talking about, because there are 2 of them with that 'cardinal sin'. Both using Magura's! :wink:
Anyhow, my 'cardinal sin' was corrected just after the pics!


Welcome back to the fold brother stumpjumper, your sins are forgiven. Alas the path to Retrorighteousness is not a smooth one and there are plenty of serpents lining the way to lure you off the straight and narrow. Now that the scales have fallen from your eyes a second look will show that there are indeed others that bear the mark of the redundant hanger and V brakes :lol:


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some judging criteria not aimed at anyone in particular, just quoted as a lot of folks use these criteria wrote:
using v brakes when a canti cable hanger was there

looking like the bike has never been used

some of the photo's themselves did the bikes justice.


Don't think that my KHS has committed any of those cardinal sins, but still no votes, oh well maybe next time eh!

As usual I always vote but never say who I voted for

My rules for voting are which bike looks right to me & which one I'd like to own & ride to within an inch of it's life.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:06 am 
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Pfffffffffft can't decide yet, need to mull it for 24h - the cardinal sin criteria you adopt is messing with my mind, I wish you hadn't said it, now it's going to be the first thing I look for :lol:

It is interesting seeing people's criteria - for some it's the bike, for some it's the build thread, for some it's the picture, for some it's their friend - whatever the reason, at least get your vote in on time!


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Dendy's Saracen, what a beaut! Clever picture too, really draws the attention to the bike. :)


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