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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 10:19 am 
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:? I do think voter fraud is deceiving oneself :( . The winner has to be by honest means.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:20 am 
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trip wrote:
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...


Agreed, quite shocking, it's one of the best bikes of the contest.

For those "suspicious minds":

A vote from a Newbie is worthless?

There are a lot of "watchers" in this forum. There're classic bike lovers who can't speak or write english properly, so they don't post.

But they can vote.

or can't they?

P.d. Dear GM, we've a great Spanish sentence for what you did: To through a stone and hide your hand. You SHOULD explain yourself.


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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)..

Me too (c) AOL - on the voting thing.

Typically very soon after the vote has gone up - look throught the list, go off my first instinct - no deliberation - and fire off that vote. Don't think I've ever voted for a winner.

As to the bigger picture / social conscience - my interest in bikes / retrobikes isn't for anybody elses' approval - or to support some public image - just what I like, from when I like.

If people are voting for perception in / from a bigger picture - just a thought - frankly, I don't think that bigger picture could care less.


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who voted for the muddy zaskar? Ha! the poor thing has been laid up for months without a canti hanger. Heck, the pic was posted as a reason for it not being entered this month.

Thank you though.


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RichieB wrote:
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.

That's something of an accusation - anything more than gut feeling to substantiate it?


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gm1230126 wrote:
OK, so no one else is saying it, let me be the first.....there's something wrong in votesville. I vote to disband BOTM. This has become a joke.

See rule 13.


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StarTREK's Yo' got my vote, stunning bike.

al. :D


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andrewl wrote:
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)


Sooo... My entry should be a clear winner, yes? :lol:


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al wrote:
StarTREK's Yo' got my vote, stunning bike.

al. :D


Oh thanks, but I think they all have something that makes them special.
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