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WHO gets your vote?
Poll ended at Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm
SYN-CROSSIS: Ti FAT 43%  43%  [ 98 ]
audi-allroad: Klein Adroit 5%  5%  [ 11 ]
stumpjumper1990: Stumpjumper 15%  15%  [ 35 ]
nausea:Klein Pinnacle 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
Thunderchief: Rocky Mountain Hammer 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
legrandefromage: Harry Quinn 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
oneschnark: Grove Innovations Aggressor 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Mongooseboy: IBOC Pro SX 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Nader: Klein Attitude 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
MCsanandreas: Manitou HT 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Tc:Mountain goat whiskey town racer 9%  9%  [ 21 ]
Trail_head: Klein Pinnacle 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 227
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:46 am 
Dirt Disciple
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easy vote this month: FAT!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I love both the bare Kleins - look well used and good for it as well.

However that Stumpy is bloomin' gorgeous. Vote cast!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:28 pm 
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White Klein... love the white


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:36 pm 
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It was between 2, and the jaunty saddle angle made me go for the other one. Sorry tc, just looks wrong


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 Post subject: BOTM NOV 2012
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:31 pm 
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The bare alu Klien is easily the best of the bunch - it's got that used look you hardly ever see on this website - bikes ought to built to ride - not to worship..


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 Post subject: Re: BOTM NOV 2012
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:59 pm 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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Alligator1 wrote:
The bare alu Klien is easily the best of the bunch - it's got that used look you hardly ever see on this website - bikes ought to built to ride - not to worship..


Which is why it got my Vote too 8)


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 Post subject: good crowd, folks
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:41 am 
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Well, the Mountain Goat is lovely and it's a nice shot, but it is BotM, so the seat should be a detail corrected. If you can dodge a wrench - oops. If you can carry a camera, you can carry a wrench.

I love Kleins but Nader's is too white (needs some 3dv on board!). The Nightstorm is beautiful, but I'd be afraid to ride as fast as it's capable of. Even with a better cornering front tire than the Deathgrip, should works of art really be taken to the limits of traction? And a bike built in the canti era ought to be wearing 'em.

Too tres moderne on the Manitou.

For me, then that leaves the FAT and the Grove. I wanna hammer the FAT, and it is film noir cool, but that fork would beat me up off road. With that paint, and those Conti's, I could enjoy the Grove for years enjoying coffee shops and the rail trail to Leechtown.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:31 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I'm flattered at the interest in the Quinn.

Its been a love/ hate build so far. Some more tweaks in the pipeline.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 pm 
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The Ti Fat is amazing but...I had to vote for Nausea's Pinnacle for some reason I can't fathom, maybe because it looks so damn functional and fearless.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:37 pm 
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yup, Fat Ti was the obvious one for me but I couldn't help be drawn to the Quinn - something about that fork too... some of the bikes lost out due to photo quality and positioning - why take a pic of the non-drive side!? :? I don't get it and end up finding it frustrating!


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