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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:35 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Sweet baby Jesus :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:32 pm 
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the answer is simple here, if you dont think a bike is a restoration, don't vote for it.
we could argue forever what defines a retoration.
i dont care myself, if i like a bike i'll vote for it.
i'd like a bit less hot air & more bikes in these threads.
then everyone can enjoy them.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:35 pm 
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videojetman wrote:
the answer is simple here, if you dont think a bike is a restoration, don't vote for it.


QFT.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I hope this falls in to the restoration camp, I know the pictures are not great but here it is my 1984 S & G Cycles, Muddy Fox.

The restorastion thread :wink: is here, viewtopic.php?t=221662

And some nice pictures of the bike here.http://www.pinkbike.com/u/Brian07900/al ... -Fox-1983/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Taking a break from restoring (or repairing or rebuilding or renewing, open to debate!) the conservatory because it's getting so cold that I can no longer distinguish between the wood, the saw and ME, I've skimmed all this with interest. And amusement.

I think I shall ignore the question of definition in casting a vote - though some I would not call "restoration", which to me requires a fair degree of originality (the Elgin is thus most definitely NOT a restoration, whatever its merits).

Some nice bikes though!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:25 pm 
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videojetman wrote:
the answer is simple here, if you dont think a bike is a restoration, don't vote for it.
we could argue forever what defines a retoration.
i dont care myself, if i like a bike i'll vote for it.
i'd like a bit less hot air & more bikes in these threads.
then everyone can enjoy them.


Agree.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:58 pm 
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oneschnark wrote:
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Salut,
Grove Hard Core 1989 /90
before and now
I need to repair: Fork and the Paint, and to replace some other things
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Philippe



I know i will probably get burned at the stake for saying this out loud.....

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Whilst i appreciate the craftsmanship/quality/history etc etc.....

Why does every Grove i Have ever seen remind me of a British BSO, that could be bought at Asda or Road User.....?

I dont know if its the tubing profiles the paint, or what, but next time you go to Asda check out the bikes, from a distance they dont look that different.

:oops: Sorry Carry on with the pointless debate ref the meaning of restoration. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:12 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
oneschnark wrote:
oneschnark wrote:
I know i will probably get burned at the stake for saying this out loud.....

and

Whilst i appreciate the craftsmanship/quality/history etc etc.....

Why does every Grove i Have ever seen remind me of a British BSO, that could be bought at Asda or Road User.....?

I dont know if its the tubing profiles the paint, or what, but next time you go to Asda check out the bikes, from a distance they dont look that different.

:oops: Sorry Carry on with the pointless debate ref the meaning of restoration. :facepalm:


You have made the mistake of looking at them from a distance. Groves can only truly be appreciated up close. Cunninghams should be viewed from a distance. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 pm 
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You have made the mistake of looking at them from a distance. Groves can only truly be appreciated up close. Cunninghams should be viewed from a distance. :mrgreen:[/quote]


Perhaps, Perhaps Not.... :?


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