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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:03 am 
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I nearly grabbed an Allenax from a garage sale (not the one pictured!)

It would have been perfect for this month...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:15 am 
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yeah baby, now we're talkin' some crazy sh*t.

What a waste of a month...

I could be drooling and dreaming about all the other cool stuff out there in a regular month...

but instead, I have to look at ancient abandoned broken dinosaurs, that I would have never considered out of common sense - back in the day....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:36 am 
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andrewl wrote:
I nearly grabbed an Allenax from a garage sale (not the one pictured!)

It would have been perfect for this month...


Shame I gave my Alenax away. Actually, it's not a shame at all. I'm really glad I gave it away.

But anyway, they were still making them as of last year, and had improved on the design - at the flick of a switch you could choose between a couple of modes of pedalling: normal, kangaroo, weird Alenax stepper, etc. However, their website isn't showing up any more so maybe they finally packed it in.


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Kevinwulf wrote:
Shame I gave my Alenax away. Actually, it's not a shame at all. I'm really glad I gave it away.


After a quick ride on one I can see why you were glad to give it away!


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yeah baby, now we're talkin' some crazy sh*t.

What a waste of a month...

I could be drooling and dreaming about all the other cool stuff out there in a regular month...

but instead, I have to look at ancient abandoned broken dinosaurs, that I would have never considered out of common sense - back in the day....


Really nothing floating your boat this month?? Ibis, Grove, Kestrel...err your Ritchey?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:27 am 
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well I think the last 3 are the bikes, what is at stake and precisely those we want to see (just "dead end special") or? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
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OK, I'll see you and raise you 4 dead ends for the price of one...

1: URT suspension
2: Leading linkage front fork
3: Rev Rox tensioned carbon spokes
4: White tyres

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Bizarrely, for something so wrong, it rides really well :shock:
Maybe all the different vectors of weirdness cancel each other out.

All the best,


Please don't take this the wrong way but.....

If ever a frame, fork and set of wheels should have been kept some distance apart it is those.

And the fork is a spectacular dead end, though strangely fascinating.


I've seen this one, or something very similar at a RB ride and it looks amazing!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:58 pm 
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that's right, but BOTM of this month is really not a BOTM and has become a discussion thread! :(


The beauty of BOTM is that it always becomes a discussion thread which is great as it means BOTM still has relevance after 5 years, people are still passionate about the bikes that get presented. People's interpretation of the brief and allegiances to particular brands, models, NOSness etc is what makes this fun.

I reckon that the day that people just enter photos and then people just vote will be the last day this competition runs!



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:22 pm 
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yep, pull my bike, the last three are the most dead end looking things I have ever seen...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:37 pm 
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tvcreative wrote:
yep, pull my bike, the last three are the most dead end looking things I have ever seen...



Why enter it and pull it YET again...?

You never Know your bike might win.


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