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Bike of The Month June 2013 - The Poll
Poll ended at Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:59 pm
Nader's 1993 Yo Eddy Aquafade 14%  14%  [ 32 ]
tvcreative's 1996 Fat Chance Yo Eddy 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
yo-Nate-y's 1991 Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance 4%  4%  [ 8 ]
huelse's 1988 Ibis Custom 27%  27%  [ 59 ]
drcarlos' Carl's 1989 Raleigh 531 Lightweight 'Team Edition' 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
We_are_Stevo's W.A.S's '92 WOT 5%  5%  [ 12 ]
Retroyetirigid's 1991 Yeti Ultimate 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
chute55uk's 1990 fisher montare 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
KingRoon's 1990 YETI FRO John Tomac Tribute 9%  9%  [ 19 ]
SYN-CROSSIS' 1993 Mountaingoat Whiskeytown Racer 12%  12%  [ 26 ]
TSC's (Barrie Clarke's) 1996 Raleigh 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
Spwal's 1994 Yeti ARC AS 12%  12%  [ 26 ]
Tigern's 1996 Klein Attitude 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
Total votes : 221
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:47 am 
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Love the way the BOTM banter is still going strong even after the poll has finished! :lol:

why not, as long as we are discussing with each other so heartily :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:50 am 
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Variety is the spice of life...

That's true Jim :wink:

Calm down and just enjoy your vintage bikes ...we still remain friends :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:44 am 
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I don't think Nader is a sore loser as such, he's just a vocal member of the silent majority who marvel at the way a certain number of people regularly bother to vote for 'a certain type of bike...'


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:47 am 
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Is that your opinion as an engineer? By certain type of bike are you referring to rare and cool?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:52 am 
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Not for me to say, but nearly three times as many people didn't vote for the winner...

...and Nader just happens to have the bottle to be the little boy in 'The Kings New Clothes' :wink:

Perhaps the voting method should be revised so that the top three go forward to a second vote to decide the actual winner; that way the result stands a fighting chance of being more representative of overall opinion?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:31 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Not for me to say, but nearly three times as many people didn't vote for the winner...

...and Nader just happens to have the bottle to be the little boy in 'The Kings New Clothes' :wink:

Perhaps the voting method should be revised so that the top three go forward to a second vote to decide the actual winner; that way the result stands a fighting chance of being more representative of overall opinion?


I guess people may want different things from BOTM as a competition.

Personally, I like(d) the hidden poll and the results being unknown until it's closed - although there may not be any huge suprises, I can't help but think a certain sense of entitlement or group-think on an encouraging of an acceptable status quo leads to something I don't get any personal interest or joy out of, and seems to cause some tension or squabbles.

I just like the parade of nice bikes, and to pick one that personally appeals, then see the overall result. That it's different things to different people is no bad thing, from my perspective, but the hidden poll / vote seemed to discourage, or at least defer some resentment or dissatisfaction with the result.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:32 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Perhaps the voting method should be revised so that the top three go forward to a second vote to decide the actual winner; that way the result stands a fighting chance of being more representative of overall opinion?


:| Come on... :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Entirely agree with Neil, tbh. The hidden poll works for me and means that I tend to vote for what I like rather than being tempted to go with the crowd.

For me BOTM is just about whatever bike I like the most out of what's available, for whatever reason. Sometimes bikes that are old or rare just don't do it for me - so much as I may like them I vote for something else. I suspect many other people are the same. It's like the retrobike movement as a whole really - we're all in it for different reasons: riders, builders, people who do both, those who just like collecting... although... I'm sick of being the pacifist - kill each other then there are more bikes for me (Stevo - leave me your Killi in your will ;) )


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Another intriguing month, congrats to Falk on the win, the Ibis is doubtlessly a fine vintage bicycle.

Official Retrobike Bike of The Month June 2013 Result

1. huelse's 1988 Ibis Custom
2. Nader's 1993 Yo Eddy Aquafade
3= SYN-CROSSIS' 1993 Mountaingoat Whiskeytown Racer
3= Spwal's 1994 Yeti ARC AS


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Oh, and having read the past couple of pages it's good to see some discussion and banter. But now we're all (mostly) grown up let's try and stay away from name calling.


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