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BoTM July '13 - Muddy Fox vs Orange vs Saracen - Vote Now
Poll ended at Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:02 pm
We_are_Stevo's 1992 Saracen Kili Wot 7%  7%  [ 12 ]
nevadasmith's 1989 Orange Formula 14%  14%  [ 24 ]
The History Man's 1997 Muddy Fox Rock N Roll TEAM 12%  12%  [ 20 ]
Mr Panda's 1995 Orange P7 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
Legrandefromage's - 1992 Saracen Kili Racer 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
Andyz's 1990 Muddy Fox Courier Comp 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Gravy Monster's 1989 Saracen Trekker Competition UU 12%  12%  [ 20 ]
Secret_Squirrels 93 Vit T 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
lord GT's 1992 Sarcen Kili Pro 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Boscarn's 1996 Saracen Kili Pro 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
mrkawasaki's Orange Vitamin T2 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Brocklanders 1989 Saracen Tufftrax 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Stocko's 1993 Orange Clockwork 8%  8%  [ 13 ]
1997BlackC5's 1996 Saracen Rufftrax 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
drcarlos' 1989 Muddy Fox Courier Comp 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
stanny's 1985 Saracen Conquest 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
MADB's 1984 S&G Araya Muddy Fox 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
chrisv40's 1993 Saracen Traverse 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Matthews' Muddy Fox Alu Pro 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
xxnick1975's Saracen City Bike 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
91lavadome's 1996 ORANGE p7 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
minorlegend's Orange Clockwork 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
iscervo's 1992 Muddy Fox Alu Xtr Twinshock 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Rodrigues' 1989 Saracen Kili Flyer Comp 13%  13%  [ 22 ]
Total votes : 169
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:16 pm 
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
John wrote:
Bike of The Month July 2013 is here!

Vote now 8)


Gravy Monster's 1989 Saracen Trekker Competition UU


Rodrigues' 1989 Saracen Kili Flyer Comp



Comes down to these two, (for me), hmmm...



For me too! Not sure yet.... :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:28 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
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brocklanders023 wrote:
I should have taken a better picture :facepalm: :lol:


My choice is:

1- Formula.
2- 1989 Kili Comp.
3- 1989 Trekker.


Some very cool bikes this month 8)



MMMmmmm, tough month I reckon.


FWIW......

No I cant do it,

Given what the formula is, for me it should be my No.1.
But the decals are wrong and far too late for it, and not using Neon Orange for the refinish is a cardinal sin when we are talking how rare it is and it isn't just any Orange its a formula, the stem sadly is too long for it too, imho.

LOL...... 8)



The decals are not far too late, they're period correct if not a little streched :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:50 pm 
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The decals are not far too late, they're period correct if not a little streched :?








Rubbish.......... :facepalm: the later ones were stretched, hence my point, and given all your previous criticism of Orange decals on multiple previous threads im surprised at that comment from you to be honest.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Blimey! It's just a bit of fun guys, not life or death! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:59 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
brocklanders23 wrote:
The decals are not far too late, they're period correct if not a little streched :?



Rubbish.......... :facepalm: the later ones were stretched, hence my point, and given all your previous criticism of Orange decals on multiple previous threads im surprised at that comment from you to be honest.


Steady on chaps it's just a bike.

Carl's raised his views on the bike openly on a few threads now, I'm cool with that and I respect his opinion.

I agree that the stickers are a bit of a downer and if they weren't lacquered on I'd have changed them by now for sure.

The paint I tend to disagree on, only because I saw the finish on the original frame and what Kevin has done with this is closer to the original than a bog standard Bob Jackson or Argos clockwork knock off, he did build it originaly after all.

Will I change it one day? Probably. But this bike has something special about it even with these issues, and now it's no longer rusting away there is plenty of time to do this and plenty of other projects to work on first :lol:


Killi flyer comp for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:32 pm 
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UU know it makes sense :wink:

The red 80's Saracen would have been a strong contender for my vote....but a kitchen photograph for BOTM??


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Ahhh knackers!
Any chance of a late submission? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:54 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
brocklanders23 wrote:
The decals are not far too late, they're period correct if not a little streched :?



Rubbish.......... :facepalm: the later ones were stretched, hence my point, and given all your previous criticism of Orange decals on multiple previous threads im surprised at that comment from you to be honest.


Steady on chaps it's just a bike.

Carl's raised his views on the bike openly on a few threads now, I'm cool with that and I respect his opinion.

I agree that the stickers are a bit of a downer and if they weren't lacquered on I'd have changed them by now for sure.

The paint I tend to disagree on, only because I saw the finish on the original frame and what Kevin has done with this is closer to the original than a bog standard Bob Jackson or Argos clockwork knock off, he did build it originaly after all.

Will I change it one day? Probably. But this bike has something special about it even with these issues, and now it's no longer rusting away there is plenty of time to do this and plenty of other projects to work on first :lol:


Killi flyer comp for me.



Sorry Adrian, just far too passionate about it, especially given there are so few left.
Im glad you saved it as I said, you know im a massive fan of British builders and Orange for reaching to my mind the level it did as an Iconic British brand bitd, and perhaps this is why the detail was perhaps more important to me.

Perhaps if and when you have finished with it you could bear me in mind.

And to be fair, Gravy Monster too, with the Saracen, id happily have that in my stable too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:54 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Blimey! It's just a bit of fun guys, not life or death! :wink:


Steve

FWIW i was going to vote for your lovely machine but then I noticed someone's done a cut and shut job on your chainstays and they just look all wrong :cry:

And I'm not convinced its actually a working bike as I just don't believe you can get that bottle out whilst pedalling :shock:

Seriously It'd make a falsehood out of my profession if it didn't get my architectural vote :mrgreen:

As cool as William Perry in a penguin sanctuary :xmas-cool:


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