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BoTM December 2011- Vote NOW!
Poll ended at Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:39 pm
Crantinope's 1990 Kona Cinder Cone 5%  5%  [ 14 ]
kirbdug's 1996 GT Zaskar 5%  5%  [ 15 ]
hollister's Ritchey Team Comp 15%  15%  [ 42 ]
wtb_rider's 1993 Merlin Mountain 4%  4%  [ 11 ]
mfh126's 1992 Grove Innovations Titanium 7%  7%  [ 20 ]
stefan9113's Yeti ARC AS 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
Khane's Scott Endorphin 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
kikaha's GT Richter 8.0 2%  2%  [ 6 ]
ringo's 1994 DeKerf 2%  2%  [ 6 ]
Radoslaw's Fat Chance Wicked 6%  6%  [ 16 ]
StarTREK's Merlin XLM 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
ajantom's Yeti Kokopelli 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
johntomjoe Raleigh Activator 8%  8%  [ 21 ]
trip's Merlin Newsboy 5%  5%  [ 14 ]
stumpjumper1990's Peugeot Express 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
yeti-man's Yeti Pro FRO 6%  6%  [ 17 ]
audi-allroad's Klein Adroit 11%  11%  [ 29 ]
stauqmuk's GT STS 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Nader's Fischer 3%  3%  [ 8 ]
mr old skool's 1995 Kona Cindercone 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
kingroon's 1993 Fat Chance shock-a-billy 4%  4%  [ 12 ]
Danny Boy's yellow bike 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
ededwards' Rocky Mountain Altitude 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
jussa's Orange C16R 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
uktyler's black bike 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
oldave's 1991 Saracen Tufftrax Elite 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
mr_ship's 1996 Ibis Ti Mojo 6%  6%  [ 16 ]
Total votes : 276
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audi-allroad wrote:
thanks mate , gary called the stealth black

GLOSS BLACK

this colour was an special order and cost additional 1000 bucks back in the days of 1993 .


I accept that a lot of the allure of a Klein is due to the detail of the paintwork but I am shocked they had the audacity to charge an additional $1000 for what looks to be a simpler less expensive to create finish than the standard off the shelf model.

I remember a thread on here a good while back suggesting (a little unkindly) that Kleins were the yuppies choice of bike, however the suggestion that a paint colour that was standard on many manufacturers base models was sold at a huge premium as a special edition buys credit for that suggestion.

Please don't get me wrong it is a cool bike but $1000 extra for a gloss black paint job....crazy in a distasteful way!


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Woops double post.


Last edited by stauqmuk on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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StanleyButterfly wrote:
I agree with all the people complaining about the quality of picture taking! That's an unfair advantage so I will vote for the blurriest photo (with the flat tyre to boot!)....stauqmuk's GT STS.


Thanks, I'm just a regular guy with an insatiable love for bikes not cameras.

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The STS might have got it but not loving the flat rear tyre!


The flat was explained in the nominations thread. This is my daily rider and after a long ride and a long walk home I read all about how terrible Activators are, how all the BoTM entries are garage queens and how good photography is an unfair advantage. With all this in mind I decided to leave the flat and snap a pic with my cell phone. Might have shot myself in the foot on presentation but this bike takes a beating every day of the year and I think it deserves the world. Thanks for the mention and there are better pics in my build thread if your interested.


I went with Audi-Allroad's Adroit purely for those spokes!

Great work everyone lots of top bikes to choose from this month.[/quote]


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Happy new year guys.
Greetings from Spain.
He dicho.
ein?
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happy new year guy's.
well done to the ritchey, and well done to the activator for 3rd place.


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Thanks to everyone who voted for my Dekerf. It is still work in progress but couldn't resist a Christmassy entry for the Green, Gold and Red colour scheme! :D

Winner was well deserved.

Thought Stefans Yeti would do better though.... :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:27 am 
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Hello guys , i wish you all the best for 2012

thanks for an incredible 2 place .

i will be back at Botm

cheers

Florian


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Wow thanks guys for 3rd the craptivator and I are very
happy bunnies :D

I wish you all a prosperous new year and look forward to
entering more bikes :lol: :lol:


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Congrats for the winwers.
I love this forum.
Paz y amor.
Peace and love.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:42 pm 
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The Ritchey was a good choice...

although that Black Klein is/was mighty tasty

sorry I was such a loser and didn't get 10 posts before...


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