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BoTM July 2012 - The Poll
Poll ended at Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:04 am
wtb_rider's Brodie Catalyst 13%  13%  [ 24 ]
philwalker9's Orange Aluminium O 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
elite504's Yeti ARC AS/ LT prototype 11%  11%  [ 20 ]
klasse's 1993 Bridgestone MB-1 8%  8%  [ 14 ]
yeti-man's Yeti FRO 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Raging_Bulls' Sbike 728 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
stumpjumper1990's 1992 Nishiki Ariel 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
stefan9113's slingshot 6%  6%  [ 11 ]
mynchiboy's Orbit Grafitti 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Marinator's 1990 Marin Pine Mountain 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
GT-Steve's Brian Rourke 8%  8%  [ 14 ]
oldave's 1989 Diamond Back Ascent 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
NeilM's Roberts 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Wollardjt's klunker 7%  7%  [ 13 ]
Double E-F's 1994 Dean Titanium 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
the_duke's 1992 GT Team Avalanche 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
Nader's Marin Pine Mountain 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
mauricer's 1992 Klein Attitude backfire 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Def's 1993 Kona Hei Hei 12%  12%  [ 22 ]
SYN-CROSSIS' 1990 Brave Warrior 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
HK-II's 1989 Fisher HK-II 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
tvcreative's 1994 Ibis Ti Mojo 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
nevadasmith's 1988 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
boy"O"boy's 1992 Orange Aluminium Elite 5%  5%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 186
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:22 am 
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Hmmm......the Ibis edges the Dean because doesn't have straight forks - but still don't look as if "belong" together (might just be the colour!), so my first thought stands - the Bridgestone is the one I'd like to own.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:27 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Really struggled to pick this month! If I could own any (other than mine :lol:) it would be the Hei Hei. Love it.

Luke


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:10 pm 
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Hahahahahahahaha

You want rare how many fisher klunkers do you see on the trails.....

I'm voting for my bike obviously, it's based on what all the rest have been spawned from

It's the original mountain bike


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:22 pm 
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But rare is only one criteria among many surely? And far higher up some people's list than others'. Means very little to me for example.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Fair point some very nice bikes up this month

I'll build a garage queen next time

I race that klunker :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:40 pm 
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my vote goes to the hard ridden one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:58 pm 
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Rourke for me even if it is too big - just ahead of the Yeti FRO. Compliments to all entrants 8)


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All nice .This is always the problem here and the entries just seem to get better.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:08 am 
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Them and us

Not a fan of banter then on here

As I've said in my other posts, some very nice bikes. I must be missing the point of the rbotm and for me there can be only one winner and it would go to the breezer 1 that was up for sale a while back. Now that deserves the rbotm title.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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The great thing about BOTM is that there are no guidelines or criteria (apart from a simple one to gain entry every other month) or anything. Enter a bike and vote for one.

If you want to use your own criteria for voting then that's cool, no problem.

The way it is run means we get to see loads of different bikes put in the spotlight and shown off by their very proud owners.

Sometimes one wins because it is rare or a one-off or an ex-team bike, but on the other hand sometimes we see a winner which is quirky, or simply an amazing back-from-the-dead resto, or a bike with personal history or patina. It doesn't have to be the high-end stuff and BOTM is all the better for it, it's all inclusive.

You may not like or understand why people vote for a particular bike, but that's cool, we all like different things. There is no definitive "best" retro bike, it's all subjective.

You could look at it as a qualifier for BOTY, where the truly outstanding win, and deservedly so.

Long live BOTM!


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