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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Let's have your nominations for the June 2012 Bike of The Month Contest. this month is a dead end special month, what we're looking for is retro bikes whose design never made it through the retro period, we're talking about things like URT, softbeam, rear sus only and magnesium frames. Any other evolutionary dead ends accepted, just make sure you can justify it. Please remember judges decision is final and cantilever brakes won't count ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Quill stems! Hite-Rite! Level top tubes and lugged MTBs!

Funny how a Kestrel MXZ isn't a dead end so much anymore...

....this one should be fun :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:53 pm 
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yo-Nate-y wrote:
Quill stems! Hite-Rite! Level top tubes and lugged MTBs!

Funny how a Kestrel MXZ isn't a dead end so much anymore...

....this one should be fun :)


We are expecting some lively debate, yes :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:01 pm 
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finger's crossed for a Kirk winning it this month then.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Slingshots.

Totally barking but workable and despite not appealing to everyone they always stick in your mind.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:50 pm 
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I know of a Steve Pots designed elevated chain stay drum brake bike... but I dont have it my self (surprise!) - so that probably does not count for me this month...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:37 am 
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haha; great theme, this month 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:24 am 
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Just to open up a line of debate......... Would bonded frames count as dead end technology :?: Obviously not as dead end as the Kirk Revulsion :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:45 am 
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Whoever can put together a Trek 9000 complete with Lawwill Leader fork, flex stem, Tioga Disk Drive Pro, Biopace chain rings on Caramba double barrel cranks and top it off with a carbon Flight is sure to get my vote

Bonus points for a modifying the swing arm so a U brake mounts on the bottom too… ;)

Edit: I probably need some CNC'd Pauls derailleurs to really complete this dream build...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:48 am 
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John wrote:
we're talking about things like URT, softbeam, rear sus only and magnesium frames. )


URT and magnesium frames made it well into the 00s but maybe should have died well before that


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