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BoTM March 2013 - Get Busy Voting
Poll ended at Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:04 pm
JSO's 1990 Yeti Ultimate 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
stumpjumper1990's 1994 S-Works M2 FSX 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
Nader's Trek 8000 6%  6%  [ 15 ]
retrobikeguy's 1995 Kona Cinder Cone 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
chowi's Litespeed 2%  2%  [ 6 ]
Wookiee's 1991 Team Marin 8%  8%  [ 20 ]
al-onestare's 1997 Kona Manomano 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Pyro Tim's 1996 DiamondBack Axis R 9%  9%  [ 22 ]
adri.75's 1994 Litespeed Ocoee 5%  5%  [ 13 ]
mojo ti's 1997 Voodoo D-Jab 7%  7%  [ 17 ]
videojetman's 1990 muddy fox courier comp 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Ductape's 1981 Ritchey (Mountainbikes) "Big Red" 16%  16%  [ 39 ]
giom6's 1992 Saracen Kili Pro 5%  5%  [ 12 ]
Mkozaczek's 1989 Doug Bradbury Manitou 13%  13%  [ 31 ]
landsbee's 1993 Sycip 14%  14%  [ 35 ]
Total votes : 243
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Nice variety this month. Best DiamondBack I can remember seeing, beautiful parts selection on the Voodoo and the paint on the Trek really brings back some neon memories but it's the two eighties bikes that are doing it for me this month. Love the Ritchey but how can I not vote for my fave retro bike ever(!) I think the Manitou is perfect :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:00 am 
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Picked the one i used to drool over in my LBS in 1994.

Stumpjumper1990s' M2 just so cool :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:25 am 
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Trek all day long, its just too cool!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:13 am 
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A bit of a “pedal rant”:

- One bike doesn’t have them at all (corrected now with a late pic).
- Five of the bikes (six if you count the alternate pic of the Manitou) have one-sided flat pedals intended for clips/straps but being run without clips/straps.
- Two of the bikes with clips/straps setups have their straps “tucked” -- rendering the straps much less useful.

Do any of you actually ride the bikes this way? Did you ride them this way BITD?

I’m not even taking issue with the period-correctness of the pedals (and clips/straps) chosen. I’m as guilty as many I’m sure of riding vintage bikes with modern pedals. I’ve even been know to ride modern bikes with vintage clips/straps. But at least setup whatever pedal you’re going to use properly!

Rant over.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:00 am 
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has to be the pretty yellow one, i like yellow 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Look, it has pedals! :shock: ......... :wink:


Thanks John!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Litespeed Ocoee and Voodoo were close... really close. Had to go with the Voodoo just because I'm envious of the CNC derailleur/shifter combo :) I love the Ocoee, I feel as though it is built up a lot nicer looking than mine was, and I loved mine.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:05 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
al-onestare wrote:
Why I thought it was a smart idea to enter this is anyones guess. The Manitou is proper good but when the Sycip hit I knew we were all done for: it's a wonderful machine!


I hear ya...if I get 1 vote I'll be happy although thats not looking good! And rightly so, so many sweet bikes!


I think the pedal issues should result in some disqualifications ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:16 pm 
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I know my pedals aren't period correct, but according to the rules of the comp, they don't have to be. If you don't agree with it, don't vote for it. My bike is a rider, and although I have the M737 SPDs, I prefer the M780 ones. For looks, weight, and the way they work. If you think it looks to good, and is not a rider, I point you to the Impromptu Purbecks ride in the SW section, and you can see it muddy there


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:29 pm 
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That was easy.


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