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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: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Sycip for me. Fillets + colour + amberalls on new black rims 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:26 am 
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mr_ship wrote:
The water bottle on the Ritchey looks too modern to me.


You got me there. As was the water in it. :?
Rest assured the cage is correct though. :P

As soon as I find one that fits the year, I will put it on there. I spent Sunday morning at a bike swap and that was on my short list of things to find (the bottle not the water). Although I did find a bottle from the 84 Olympics, nothing there said 1981.

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments. The bike and project mean a lot to me and I am glad you appreciate it also.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:18 pm 
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I voted for Naders decoupage trek

It's not the best bike in the world if money is your standard, but this was a bike that involved the kids and family and if only most of us could achieve that then they might understand our obsession, so for fun, involvement and introducing humour where far to often seriousness is involved..naders got my vote


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:53 pm 
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'92 Saracen Killi for me, want one.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:36 pm 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
Wook's splendid machine for me too.



Cheers bud!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:48 pm 
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double post...


Last edited by wookiee on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:49 pm 
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halaburt wrote:
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.



I may have the straps tucked but thats because I always ride in the same beat up pair of trainers that fit that strap size! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:16 pm 
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sylus wrote:
I voted for Naders decoupage trek

It's not the best bike in the world if money is your standard, but this was a bike that involved the kids and family and if only most of us could achieve that then they might understand our obsession, so for fun, involvement and introducing humour where far to often seriousness is involved..naders got my vote


Cheers mate :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:09 pm 
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got to be wookiee's marin for me, i always want a marin (didn't care which) with that grey paint :D

i also used to ride with straps tucked in wookiee till i could afford proper shoes and pedals :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Kitmech wrote:
got to be wookiee's marin for me, i always want a marin (didn't care which) with that grey paint :D

i also used to ride with straps tucked in wookiee till i could afford proper shoes and pedals :D :D :D


Cheers mate...spent all my money on bikes so nothing left for flashy footwear! :lol:


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