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BoTM Mar 2011 'Born in The USA' - The Vote
Poll ended at Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:02 pm
Oneschnark's 1992 GROVE INNOVATIONS AGGRESSOR 4%  4%  [ 13 ]
Stumpjumper1990's 1996 Cannondale M900 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
vale67's 1996 Ibis Szazbo 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
red_riviera's 2000 Cannondale F1000SL 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Ianus' 1992 Klein Attitude 4%  4%  [ 12 ]
sandmangts' 1936 Wards hawthorne Silver King 4%  4%  [ 12 ]
tam_shadow's 1939 Chicago Schwinn DX 3%  3%  [ 10 ]
Ductape's 1986 Rodriguez custom 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
pago79's Yeti Ultimate 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Sidekick416's American Complite 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Omar71's GT Xizang 2%  2%  [ 6 ]
Shamus' Klein Pinnacle 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
mfh126's Yeti Ultimate 13%  13%  [ 43 ]
zigzag's Fat Chance Wicked 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
andrewl's 1997 Kona Hot 4%  4%  [ 13 ]
yeti-man's 1989 Cannondale 4%  4%  [ 14 ]
clockworkgazz's Salsa Ala Carte 4%  4%  [ 12 ]
mountainloz's 1997 MountainCycle Moho 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
LGF's GT Zaskar LE 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Archangel's 1992 Klein Adroit 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
mikee's 1993 Cannondale BoTE 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
wadsy's 1995 Diamond Back Racing Team Titanium 3%  3%  [ 11 ]
uno-speedo's Klein Attitude 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
hydorah's 1997 Cannondale Super V 1000 Freeride 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sithlord's Ritchey P20 2%  2%  [ 6 ]
StarTREK's Fat Chance Yo Eddy 15%  15%  [ 49 ]
retroman's Cannondale Raven 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
bushpig's 1981/2 Cunningham Indian 16%  16%  [ 51 ]
MCsanandreas' MountainCycle Moho CXS 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
yo-Nate-y's Fat Chance Yo Eddy 1%  1%  [ 4 ]
Sidewinder's Ritchey P22 Team 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
mvd1974's AMP Research B2 5%  5%  [ 16 ]
eastcoaststeve's Slingshot 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Arran's Mantis XCR-EC 3%  3%  [ 11 ]
Longun's 1993 Trek 9000 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
epptx's 1997 Ibis Hakkalugi 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 319
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:59 am 
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NO.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:05 am 
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Quite a strong statement to make & wondered if you wanted to back it up, guess not.

I'm not s**t stirring, just curious that's all.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:06 am 
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also quite curious.

but you know what they say about curiosity .......


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IDB1 wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
Now all you guys voicing your disapproval of knowing the votes, and not voting yet, have any of you taken a peek while logged off? Just curious.


Not seeing disapproval buddy.. just a different process 8)

I don't log off (no, really.. I don't :lol: ), and am not even slightly curious as to who is leading the vote before I hit the tit (so to speak)..


That's cool, tone is easy mistaken over the internet. I didn't mean disapproval as in having a problem, rather as disagreeing. Nothing wrong with that. Just wanted to make my position clear, and don't mind explaining myself further when need be.

I didn't use to be interested in how the vote was going before hitting my selection, but certain things over the past couple months have stirred my curiosity.

Whoa, the Fat has taken a lead, going from third to first :o
mfh126's Yeti Ultimate 32 votes
bushpig's 1981/2 Cunningham Indian 35 votes
StarTREK's Fat Chance Yo Eddy 38 votes

255 votes total


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:55 am 
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For me while the Cunningham Indian is by far one of the nicest bikes in the vote and in general, for me it just doesn’t scream “Born in the USA” as it’s almost too sensible, practical, reliable, dependable - and many other words ending in ible. It’s too well engineered and understated to fit with my mental image of American consumerist culture where I expect to be spun some line about this years model being 17% lighter, 120% more efficient and make me more attractive to the opposite sex as evidenced in the catalog photo of frames being welded by bikini clad beauties…

Maybe its just the song, but I expect a bike fitting the “Born in the USA” tag to be a little bit loud, brash and somewhat cheesy. If it was Made in the USA, then maybe it would be a different story, but I voted based purely on what the title means to me and the bike which fit it best. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:18 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
NO.


GM, I have read your posts in the past. You are not one to avoid conflict. Curious to hear what you know?

Heck, I was flattered just to get two votes.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:40 am 
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Well, it certainly is possible for the same user to sign up with multiple email addresses to "pad" the number of votes their bike receives - it's pretty easy to spot, when the bikes receiving the votes are coming form new users - accounts with 1 or less posts.

It is a bit of a joke.

You all know who you are. Winning a contest under false pretenses is an empty victory, and the one who takes pride in it is equally empty.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:06 am 
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More than a few vote-worthy bikes in this month's BOTM...

but for me, none scream "winner" quite as lous as BP's 'ham.
Take a good look at the picture...it's full of ultra cool details,
and the fact that it's 30 years old is amazing.
Might be the old bmx'er in me, but I love the red snakebellies too.
Great job Noah.


Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:22 am 
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As much as I love Yo's (which is a LOT!)....the Ultimate and the Cunningham are so so so much more worthy. Come on all you non-voters, get 'em in!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:48 am 
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Already voted, quite closed ;)
Am I the only one surprised of the few votes of Archangels Adroit? It´s a great build, maybe not the month for it; the best race replica BOTM might have been better for it...


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