What was the difference between 500usd and 500pounds bitd?
out of interest it was about 1.5 dollars to the pound if we take 1993 as a sample year
The price point mentioned in a previous post to Hollister is a mute one, a B.O.T.M winner should be something that’s inspirational, something that makes you go "wow" ... Mikes (RideVintage) Kona isn't a mega buck bike but is well put together and equally well presented, making you wish you owned it and had the afternoon off work to enjoy it.
To further underline my argument that owning a bike beyond the means of the vast majority doesn't guarantee a win look at all the inter stella star ships that have come second or third, Andy from YETIFAN has Yeti's that factory riders rode BITD .....but he lost out to "so say" lesser foe….. that’s democracy at work
On another note a well executed and well presented build will always prevail over I’ve just opened my wallet and thrown money at my frame entry .....because there's too many well informed discerning people voting.
Third point....what are B.O.T.M "specials" all about if not to level the playing field, so you can turn up at a gun fight armed with a B.B gun
B.O.T.M is as close as perfect as anyone can make it, So leave it alone !