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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 11:07 pm 
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Brocks no one could have wanted to see this Orange finished as much as me, other than perhaps Adrian.

Sadly I didn't take it any other way, purely based on your voiced opinions since seeing your posts since I joined this site.

It was almost like a total U turn in your opinion/values and views, leaving me to think little else if im honest.

I certainly Only remarked on my view/ reason and thinking behind my OWN single Vote.

Which im sure is what the threads are for. I wasn't looking for comment and appreciate your points ref my bikes, and all critics are taking on board, I certainly don't get it right all the time, any more than Adrian. And I am learning all the time.

I had hoped that those that know me would see this, it isn't personal just a valid opinion based on facts.

If I didn't like the bike, or have respect for the assembler and the effort, I would not have been one of the contributing Voters, getting it to second place in the previous competition.

I will assume from your lack of comment on the Question you didn't answer on the decals, that we agree they are nothing like the Originals that were removed from the frame before the refinish.

Lets move on. we have both vented our opinions rightly or wrongly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:34 pm 
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To answer your question I agree that the decals are not quite right mate, as others are not. It's things like that that put me off full resto's tbh, they're never 'exactly' perfect and I include my own resto's in that.

The thing that gets me about the Formula though is the history of the bike and the history of it's time on here. It had to be restored as leaving it as it was was not an option. I looked forward to seeing updates on the thread.

If the fillet brazed 89 Kili was original it'd probably have swayed my vote. If the 89 Trekker was one of the Saracen blues or purples that probably would have done. Fine margins indeed!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:36 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
To answer your question I agree that the decals are not quite right mate, as others are not. It's things like that that put me off full resto's tbh, they're never 'exactly' perfect and I include my own resto's in that.

The thing that gets me about the Formula though is the history of the bike and the history of it's time on here. It had to be restored as leaving it as it was was not an option. I looked forward to seeing updates on the thread.

If the fillet brazed 89 Kili was original it'd probably have swayed my vote. If the 89 Trekker was one of the Saracen blues or purples that probably would have done. Fine margins indeed!!


Fine margins indeed,


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:43 am 
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Hmmm....reflectors. :(

This is indeed a tough month.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:01 am 
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girlonbike wrote:
Hmmm....reflectors. :(

This is indeed a tough month.


If reflectors are your thing, then there's only one bike for you, so not tough, at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:04 am 
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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
If reflectors are your thing, then there's only one bike for you, so not tough, at all.


That's true. I like to concentrate on pedals. I have my favorites, you know.

Actually, I'm trying to avoid the whole decals fallout...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:10 am 
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The history mans MF

It, more than any other, embodies the spirit in which this months contest was conceived


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:14 am 
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Now I know why I stopped looking at b.o.t.m.
Nothing changes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:15 am 
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ah, pedals!

by the way, I have a thing for reflectors, as well :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:17 am 
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hollister wrote:
The history mans MF

It, more than any other, embodies the spirit in which this months contest was conceived


:xmas-big-grin:


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