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BoTM Feb 13 'Restoration Special' - The Poll
Poll ended at Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:01 pm
tigern's Klein Adroit 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
jonnyboy666's 1992 Kona Explosif 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
stumpjumper1990's 1992 Scott Pro Racing 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
sandmangts' 1936 Elgin 22%  22%  [ 34 ]
stanlee's Koski Trailmaster 27%  27%  [ 41 ]
lrh's 1989 Saracen Trekker Comp 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
I_Am_Will's Specialized Stumpjumper 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
magas' 1992 Rocky Mountain Equipè 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Giom6's 1992 Zinn Z-Centaur 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
jimo746's 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper Team 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
was8v's Orbit 531 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
andreaviola 1994 Scapin Pro Race 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Atticus' GT STS-DH 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Gravy Monster's Saracen Conquest 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
bduc61's 1995 Specialized S-Works Steel 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Rio's 1993 Specialized S-Works Steel 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
gerryattrick's 1994 Merlin Malt 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Kleinola's 1993 Klein Pinnacle 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Huelse's Ibis Mt. Trials 7%  7%  [ 11 ]
24pouces' Cannondale EST 6%  6%  [ 9 ]
matt24777's Orange C16R 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Maxipedia's '1993 Gitane that turned into a 1997 Wheeler' 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Crantinope's 1990 Kona Cinder Cone 5%  5%  [ 7 ]
GaryTurner's GT 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
oneschnark's 1989/90 Grove Hard Core 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
MADB's 1984 S & G Cycles Muddy Fox 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
wtb_rider's Brodie Bastard 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 154
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:53 pm 
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The Elgin and Gary Turners GT were the two for me with the Elgin getting the vote.
I'm amazed at how people can take something like the Elgin, which looked like it was pulled out of a canal, or the GT, which looked like the remnants of a house-fire, and can turn them into show-stoppers.
I think the Koski might get the win but for me it doesn't have the depth of skill that the other two represent.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:17 pm 
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I don't get it I'm afraid. For me:
Restoration≠Repaint (or at least Restoration>Repaint)
and for sure Repaint≠Restoration


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:27 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
sandmangts wrote:
I think the fact that you got 6 votes with a Scott is a testament to the quality of the work you did. Like you said, Scotts just don't get much love. Pulling 6 votes away from a bike that is in a museum should be pretty gratifying. I think you did an excellent job.


Good point!!

We have a saying in the Netherlands: Is the glass half full or half empty.....?

Thanks! :P

You just made my day! More karma on the way!! :lol: :lol:


Hey I'm chuffed I got 1 vote! so 6 is very good. As you say Scotts don't seem to get much attention on here! Nice bike, looked very well done, I really liked the toe clips, that takes me back.... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:06 am 
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Congrats Stanlee!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:49 am 
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Thanks Hollister and thanks to everyone else who voted. I'm glad others appreciate the time, effort and history behind the bike and now that it's kicked out of SFO I hope to post some trail shots in the other thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:04 am 
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FWIW(& not much now as I MISSED the vote :evil: & who cares what i think anyway! :) ) I was stuck between the Zinn, Trailmaster and the Elgin.

The Trailmaster takes it though...That frame looks so 8) 'before and after' .

Lots to learn from the build threads on this months bikes.

Thank you all for all the hard work and also for sharing.

Saul


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Congrats to all, another fine and interesting month. Good to see some interesting debate.

Retrobike Bike of The Month February 2013 'Restoration Special' Official Result

1. stanlee's Koski Trailmaster
2. sandmangts' 1936 Elgin
3. Huelse's Ibis Mt. Trials

On, on, to March > viewtopic.php?f=1&t=245607


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Maxipedia's '1993 Gitane that turned into a 1997 Wheeler' I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Did he sell the old bike and with it buy a totally different bike?

I don't want to appear sarcastic here. I've got to be missing something.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I never fully understood this either :)


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