i believe in fixies wrote:
Using my standard test of which would I most like to open the man cave door to and spot standing there ready to be thrashed round the woods my vote goes to...
I've had to find a new criteria to base my vote on as I wouldn't want to own/ride any of them. Bored of Yetis. The Salsa and Parkpre are too minty. There's nothing there that excites me. I want something I can ride without fear of scratching a decal.
The Univega is truly horrible. Like an ugly child that only it's mother could love this bike is clearly the apple of someone's eye. So fellow Retrobikers who have not yet cast your vote, I urge you, vote for the spekky, pasty faced kid with the clammy wet hands, for ever green snotty nose and the "peculiar" odour hanging around it. Look beyond the perfection of the sporting Adonis, intellect of the class genius or wit of the class fool, vote Univega for Class President, Retrobike's Napoleon Dynamite!
I totally dig you, but be careful with what you're expressing there because you might end up on the stake for referring to the holy grail and its various MTB incarnations!
I would like to see the guy who takes the Silverfish Yeti FRO for a ride and beats the crap out of it, like he should!
1990 GT Karakoram 20" Purple Haze (urban project); 1993 GT Karakoram 20" Ferrari Red (classy beater); 1993 GT Karakoram 14.5" Black Light (almost original); 1994 Breezer Jet Stream 18" (unlikely story); 1995 Winora full suspension (a fine riding mistery); 1997 Kona A'Ha (anniversary edition); 1997 GT Arrowhead 18" (poisoned gift); 1998 Stevens 6.1.2 (true warrior); 1998 GT Moto cruiser (just google it!); 1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon (the heartbreaker revived); 1999 GT Lobo 1000 (retired with works Super T); 2000 GT Lobo (turns original); 2001 Klein Attitude Comp 19" (ultralight project); 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 1000 SL (better that a lot of "fresh" bikes); 2003 Intense Tazer (close to factory team spec); 2003 Intense M1 (old dream on hold); 2007 Crupi Pro XXL (pumptrack teacher)