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June BoTM 2012 "Dead End Special" - Vote Now!
Poll ended at Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:04 pm
oneschnark's Progear 1995 24%  24%  [ 41 ]
Huelse's 1990 Ibis Mountain Trials 6%  6%  [ 10 ]
mfh126's 1992 Grove Innovations X-Frame 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
kevinwulf's GT Tachyon 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
LGF's Mystery Green Machine 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
mikee's Cannondale SE1000 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ductape's Klunker 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
RichieB's Kestrel 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Aaran's 1991 Nishiki Alien CX 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
trailhead's Manitou 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
ez054098 Cannondale SE2000 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
FMJ's Composite GT Xizang 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
lewis1641's 1992 Trek 9000 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
kikaha's GT STS 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
simonhaydn's Kirk Revolution 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
danson67's Klein URT 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
bwhsh8r's Klein Attitude 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MrK's Haro Extreme 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
felixdelrio's Action Tec F-16 7%  7%  [ 11 ]
Nader's Fischer Cruise 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
ajantom's 1997 Voodoo Zobop 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
marc two tone's Bianchi Thomisus 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
stumpjumper1990's 1990 Laïti 25%  25%  [ 42 ]
Total votes : 169
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John wrote:
The next special will be a little more straightforward - perhaps red bikes?


:lol:

I can see it now: Is that really red, or more of a fuchsia?!?!


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Doesn't get more dead end than two wheel drive:
oneschnark's Progear 1995

besides, I think this is the second time it's been entered, and I don't want to see it again :wink: :D


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It has to be the Progear for me too.

Some of the others (as nice as they are) aren't true "dead end" bikes in my eyes.


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Went for Kirk - forged magnesium. Then I remembered there's a current forged Al bike.

The Lati and the Progear almost got my vote, but neither really made it into wideish production and I think the two-wheel drive is still in production.

The Nishiki and Xizang, in my opinion, are good ideas for a hard-tail.


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snowdonstumpy wrote:
I found this a toughy, as some of those 'dead ends' have since been adapted and used today. In the true spirit of evolution, some of these accidents have stuck with us, In the end I went with the Progear.

(Although I don't recall Bianchi trialling a chainless drive system). :lol:


:lol: yes, rusty chain omitted so to not distract the observers' eye from such a classic frame design and, bespoke u-brake unit. :)


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John, think this picture shows the 'dead end' of the Laïti more clearly

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In this day and age, it's depressing how often one has to endure grown men uttering the words skinny Latte without shame. So all the better to be able to shout about an old school full-fat Laiti.

That F16 is very tasty though ....


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FWIW, I really enjoyed this month - It's part of what made the pioneering days of MTB exciting.

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Has to be the Progear, would have loved the Laiti in last weeks MMmud fest...


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Action Tec F16 cos it's simply the coolest


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