Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:47 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 80 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

March BoTM 2012 - Vote NOW!!
Poll ended at Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:49 pm
oneschnark's 1989 Salsa 27%  27%  [ 69 ]
GearlessinSeattle's 1993 Klein Attitude 3%  3%  [ 9 ]
stefan9113's Crosstrac 7%  7%  [ 17 ]
elite504's Yeti Ultimate 10%  10%  [ 26 ]
Silverfish's 1987 Yeti FRO 21%  21%  [ 54 ]
REKIBorter's 1991 Parkpre Sledgehammer 3%  3%  [ 8 ]
Giom6's Zinn Z-Centaur 7%  7%  [ 19 ]
Danny Boy's Univega FS700 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
racer x's KHS Montana Team 5%  5%  [ 12 ]
MADB's 1985 Muddy Fox Big Foot 2 3%  3%  [ 8 ]
Nader's Marin Pine Mountain FRS 8%  8%  [ 21 ]
the0r1st's Klein Mantra Race 69er 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Lamima's Raleigh Dynatech Torus 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Raging_Bulls' SBike 503 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
graham1975's 1997 Kona Koa 3%  3%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 260
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Zinn thing!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:43 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 6191
Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
saulus wrote:
Lovely bikes. Looks like some serious time & meticulous attention to detail has gone into these beauties.

I'd have the Zinn.

1. It's American bred..& as far as bikes are concerned, I like that.
2. Reynolds tubing.
3. Zinn! IM(uninformed but learnin)O A good bloke.
4. There aren't heaps of them around.
5. I would ogle it if I saw it in the street & I'd take it on a dirty w.e...in the woods.

Simple as that..


Totally agree that the Zinn is lovely but you may have confused Leonard Zinn with Zinn UK. Zinn UK was run by Andy Thompson and his then partner and top race Isla Rowntree (now of IslaBikes fame) and don't have anything other than the name in common with the US legend. On the plus side most of your arguments still stand:
1. It's UK bred, although shared more in common with US bikes like salsa and Bontrager than UK brands like Dawes or Saracen of the time. It was also race bred by one of the UKs top female racers
2. Reynolds tubing
3. Zinn is a nice bloke as are thompson and rowntree!
4. There aren't heaps of them around.
5. I would ogle it if I saw it in the street & I'd take it on a dirty w.e...in the woods.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:02 pm
Posts: 909
Location: Hayling Island
Incredible standard this month. The site is really turning into an online museum! :shock: Just for the sheer wow factor, had to plump for the Crosstrac.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:48 am
Posts: 89
very very cool line up!

Salsa has it by a whisker :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:24 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:09 am
Posts: 4806
Location: Location: Location:
Salsa gets my vote 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zinn thing!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:18 pm 
Geoff Capes
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 956
Location: On my laptop somewhere..
pete_mcc wrote:
saulus wrote:
Lovely bikes. Looks like some serious time & meticulous attention to detail has gone into these beauties.

I'd have the Zinn.

1. It's American bred..& as far as bikes are concerned, I like that.
2. Reynolds tubing.
3. Zinn! IM(uninformed but learnin)O A good bloke.
4. There aren't heaps of them around.
5. I would ogle it if I saw it in the street & I'd take it on a dirty w.e...in the woods.

Simple as that..


Totally agree that the Zinn is lovely but you may have confused Leonard Zinn with Zinn UK. Zinn UK was run by Andy Thompson and his then partner and top race Isla Rowntree (now of IslaBikes fame) and don't have anything other than the name in common with the US legend. On the plus side most of your arguments still stand:
1. It's UK bred, although shared more in common with US bikes like salsa and Bontrager than UK brands like Dawes or Saracen of the time. It was also race bred by one of the UKs top female racers
2. Reynolds tubing
3. Zinn is a nice bloke as are thompson and rowntree!
4. There aren't heaps of them around.
5. I would ogle it if I saw it in the street & I'd take it on a dirty w.e...in the woods.


Like I said.. I'm uninformed and learnin' :lol: - You're right I got me Zinn's in a tangle. Thanks for that info :wink: Fancy that, 2 Zinn's!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:23 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:30 am
Posts: 753
Location: On the edge of nowhere - still searching for the middle.
Wow, another awesome collection to choose from.

Honorable mention to Silverfish's fro for the sheer quality of the finish and great photos too :D ..... but Oneschnarks Salsa steals the show for me. I just love everything about it. The proportions are just perfect imho. it wins the 'which one would you take home' contest by a country mile for me. Just beautiful 8) 8) 8)

.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:41 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 1650
Location: Netherlands
The admittedly awesome and ultra rare bikes with the (semi) profesional looking pictures cannot get my vote.

The KHS depicts what this site is about for me and takes it. Plus I have ridden one last year in the hills around Aberdeen. A very nice bike, and I'd like it even better if it lost the red tread tires.

Enjoy!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Posts: 8700
Location: DUNDEE
pete_mcc wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
1985 Muddy Fox Big Foot 2 - MADB's
I love it, but isn't it disqualified http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=foot
(sorry)


you cant just disqualify it just because its got a Tourney GS Chainset you elitist devil, they were OK back in the 80s.

I do like the Fox, but my love of Yeti's and especially Elite's Yeti, swung me over - added to which I have seen how Elite rides the arse of his bikes so nothing but admiration here!


I think fluffy is saying it should be disqualified because it is up for sale, but the rules are it should be owned by the person entering it, it is only an issue if it sells before the poll ends.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:31 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:01 am
Posts: 1110
Location: East Yorks
Salsa nicks it by a Jalapeño.....Hot, hot, hot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:45 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:24 pm
Posts: 5668
Location: Dorset
It was close between the Salsa, Silverfish' Yeti and the Zinn.
Being British and steel then the Zinn got my vote.
Amazing standard this month 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 80 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group