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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:13 pm 
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I think this could be the closest vote for a while. No stand-out bike, so expecting all the entries to be in the running.
Top marks everyone 8)


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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velomaniac wrote:

Is the front mech cable routing meant to be like that, it just looks strangely untidy :? but its still gorgeous 8)


Before top pull mechs were invented that was the best way to actuate a bottom pull mech from the top. The inner cable is clamped at the BB and it's actually the outer cable that moves the mech!

Clever solution to a late eighties problem. And a nice bike.


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makster wrote:
I think this could be the closest vote for a while. No stand-out bike, so expecting all the entries to be in the running.
Top marks everyone 8)


^^^ THAT is why this month is great. Level playing field. :D :D


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Wow there's some real beauty's this month eh???

Well here's my klien Bastitude gator dolomite!

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Back to the bikes :wink:

I'd like to enter my 1987 Yeti FRO - all the detail of the build thread here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177656 (and in my signature).

So far this is the only project I've actually finished, but I am well pleased with the result - hope u like.



Like it? :shock:


I'd marry the little honey!!



al.

No.... I really would.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:02 pm 
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al wrote:
Silverfish wrote:
Back to the bikes :wink:

I'd like to enter my 1987 Yeti FRO - all the detail of the build thread here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177656 (and in my signature).

So far this is the only project I've actually finished, but I am well pleased with the result - hope u like.


Like it? :shock:

I'd marry the little honey!!

al.

No.... I really would.


Lol Thanks Al!


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I haven't said anything about the "debate" because I always vote for the BOTM I like looking at most. I'm not bothered about the make, if it's a stunner I'm going to vote. I know if I owned a Yeti, Klein, or Fat I'd have to sell it to pay off my student loan, so I'm happy others do and I can look at them!

Every month I watch with baited breath as the entries come in, and there will always be one bike that for me stands out amongst the rest. I never really know why but it's like going round an art gallery and a painting just speaking to you. (I know this sounds really pretentious and I can assure you I'm not!) It might not be the best in terms of fine art, but it's my favorite and the one I'd happily stare at for hours.

I do love the British cuisine joke though, I've been throughout Europe and had it thrown at me all over, I suspect we might be getting marked down due to our diet whilst abroad consisting of 50% cholesterol and 50% beer! The only country where the cuisine insult takes a back step is Italy where I was told "you British smell of milk" I never really got to the bottom of it!


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Tc wrote:
Wow there's some real beauty's this month eh???

Well here's my klien Bastitude gator dolomite!

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Tc


rule 6. Bike must be complete. :wink:


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! The only country where the cuisine insult takes a back step is Italy where I was told "you British smell of milk" I never really got to the bottom of it!


I work for a Japanese company and its a standing joke with them that even a blind jap would know if a "ROUND EYE" walked into a room as we all smell of milk !... seems they don't farm cattle way out east and use very little dairy products as a result :lol:


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Quite a bit of BoTM worthy material this month.

The fact that all this FAT, Klein, Yeti bling has been entered this month means that I won't have to compete with them next month :wink:

As stated in BoTM rule #12

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Bikes can only be entered once in a normal month and once in a special month. That is you can enter any bike TWICE


yeah! 8)


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