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April 2011 rBOTM vote
Elev12K's Vittorio Strada 31%  31%  [ 27 ]
Nob's Shorter 23%  23%  [ 20 ]
Citoyen du Monde's Fossati 16%  16%  [ 14 ]
Old Ned's Dave Russell 15%  15%  [ 13 ]
Bushpig's Cunningham 15%  15%  [ 13 ]
Total votes : 87
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:49 am 
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rBOTM April is here :) Put in your votes now!

Elev12K's Vittorio Strada >>>

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Nob's Shorter >>>

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Citoyen du Monde's Fossati >>>

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Old Ned's Dave Russell >>>

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Bushpig's Cunningham >>>

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Real variety this month, the fag paper clearances of the Dave Russell clinch it for me.


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ededwards wrote:
Real variety this month, the fag paper clearances of the Dave Russell clinch it for me.


My choice too, easily the best of the bunch.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:21 pm 
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I like the Vittorio, except the choice for the rear mech.
I also like the Fossati, because of his age and the nice choice for red and green bartape to the white colour of the frame and teh azurri cables.
And I like the Dave Russell because of the mint Universal brake levers (and calipers).
The Cunningham is nice due to his MAVIC equipment.

Not easy this month .... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:30 pm 
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When I acquired the Vittorio it had a 600 Arabesque mech fitted. It is a smart upgrade and, Dutchie, fully logical from the ever pragmatic perpective Dutch builders tend to have. While I have dozens of Campag mechs laying around, none didn't come on. I went with a Dura-Ace EX mech with 'hatch plate' design instead - the best Shimano had offer at that time. Better performance and more original than if I would have went with Campag.

I agree with Ed and Spokesman that Ned's Russell underperforms btw. It deserves better.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
When I acquired the Vittorio it had a 600 Arabesque mech fitted. It is a smart upgrade and, Dutchie, fully logical from the ever pragmatic perpective Dutch builders tend to have. While I have dozens of Campag mechs laying around, none didn't come on. I went with a Dura-Ace EX mech with 'hatch plate' design instead - the best Shimano had offer at that time. Better performance and more original than if I would have went with Campag.

I agree, due to the same reason I did change my rear mech on the Jan Janssen from Campagnolo to Shimano 105. Because a Campagnolo 980 could not handle teh 28 tooth of the freewheel.
Nevertheless, just for the picture a campagolo should be preferred to my opinion.


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If many of us did this back in the day, including the builders themselves, and Dutch bikes tend be entirely composed through very pragmatic eyes: in the way the frame is build, the way specs are chosen not sticking to that parts have to belong to one group.... why than creating some quasi ideal situation in a pic? If I had done that it would have felt a bit like betraying its origins.


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It's a tough one, for me it was between Nob's Shorter and Ned's Dave Russell - Ned's bike got my vote 8)


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RooKilo wrote:
It's a tough one, for me it was between Nob's Shorter and Ned's Dave Russell - Ned's bike got my vote 8)


Thanks! I need a late surge now - just like Cav.

Who's going to lead me out?


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 3:00 pm 
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It is May now and it looks like my entry, the Vittorio, has conquered the title :) A real honour is this tough field.

Some entries underperformed -personal view-, but I must say that overall the results look quite balanced. No entries lacking behind with only 0, 1, 2 votes total or so. It is nice field of quality. Hope we get such up for the May rBOTM too!


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