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Bike of The Month August 2013
Poll ended at Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:59 pm
videojetman's 1988 peugeot alpina 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Mr Panda's 1995 Kona Sex One 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
kermit's 96' IBOC Pro 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Tigern's 1993 Klein Attitude Rainforest 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Rumpfy's 1990 Bontrager OR 16%  16%  [ 31 ]
FMJ's 1997 Iron Horse THS-1 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
stefan9113's AMP B3 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Matt24777's 94 Kona Fire Mountain 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mr_ship's 1986 Salsa Scoboni 8%  8%  [ 15 ]
rocketboy2000's 1994 brodie expresso 6%  6%  [ 11 ]
retro roy's rocky mountain thunderbolt 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
Harryburgundy's (Lola's) 1991 Rockhopper 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
felixdelrio's 1991 Brave Pony 7%  7%  [ 13 ]
DynaCol's 95 Orange C16R 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Gruff's 1997 Karma Kona U'hu 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Archangel's 1996 Merlin XLM 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Stumpjumper1990's 1994 S-Works M2 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
sandmangts' 1936 Elgin 6%  6%  [ 11 ]
ishaw's DBR 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Noka78's 1993 Rocky Mountain Blizzard 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
Boscarn's 1994 Jamis Aurora 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Marge602's 1997 Kona Cinder Cone 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dossa's 1990 Ridgeback 704XT 8%  8%  [ 16 ]
Sebastian's 1995 GLEISS MTB Monobox 17%  17%  [ 33 ]
Logic.al's 1994 Mtrax 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Jimi911's 1995 Specialized Stumpjumper FS 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Rekiborters' 1994 Parkpre Mystery bike 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
PopsTrippin's 1993 Marin Pine Mountain 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Rick Draper's 1995 Fat Chance Shock a Billy 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
The History Man's 1989 Overbury's Pioneer 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
Rampage's 1991 alpinestars Al-Mega DX 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Nader's 1991 Merlin Titanium 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 199
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:30 am 
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Seat Angle.
This is mentioned every time I post a picture of one of my bikes!
For me if the saddle is horizontal it hurts my gentleman area. So I have it in this position. The bike was built as a retro bike for trail centres, hence the seatpost.
The pictures were taken the night before I rode it for the first time, I built for riding not for looking at! :p
:D

Alternatively, the saddle is angled like that because otherwise it gets in the way of my massive balls :D


The white Orange and red Cinder Cone I really like this month.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:16 am 
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I was a little partial to that 1995 Stumpy FS, but if I had a spare vote it be for that 1993 Blizzard. I remember wanting one as a kid and that one has all the bits I woulda highlighted in my Mountain Bike Action mags.

Really nice bunch of bikes. You could pull one randomly from the lot and it probably would be a solid winner.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:43 am 
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Has to be Rumpfy's Bontrager for me. A fine example of my unicorn bike, in the nicest colour combination I've seen so far.

Marge


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:44 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Seat Angle.
This is mentioned every time I post a picture of one of my bikes!
For me if the saddle is horizontal it hurts my gentleman area. So I have it in this position.



Exactly my point as well!

Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:22 am 
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Bonti. Tasteful. Clean.

Would have been the fat, but I really don't like the wheels.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:47 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Seat Angle.
This is mentioned every time I post a picture of one of my bikes!
For me if the saddle is horizontal it hurts my gentleman area. So I have it in this position. The bike was built as a retro bike for trail centres, hence the seatpost.
The pictures were taken the night before I rode it for the first time, I built for riding not for looking at! :p
:D

Alternatively, the saddle is angled like that because otherwise it gets in the way of my massive balls :D


The white Orange and red Cinder Cone I really like this month.

Seatposts have angle adjustment on them for the purpose of adjusting the angle of the seat to the riders preference. If thats how you like to have your seat setup then thats up to you, and if its for a legitimate medical reason like massive gonads then thats fine too and probably worthy of a channel 5 documentry. :lol:
Cheers for picking out my Orange from this months line up, it looks quite ordinary compared to some of the offerings.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Sooooo many good bikes this month, just amazing. Brave - wow, my dream bike! Iron Horse FS from FMJ just looks so right and I know he loves it.

But Dossa's Ridgeback takes me straight back to the Freewheel catalogue and the shop in Notts. There really cant be many of those made in the first place and I've not seen another. A great build and it gets my vote.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Bonty just shouts get on and pedal hard until you can't pedal anymore, Thunderbolt is very nice but for the tyres IMHO, another perfect build by Nader and the Gleiss is just stunning to look.

Very difficult. May have to go with the Gleiss just because its different to the usual crop.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:32 pm 
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girlonbike wrote:
Matt24777's 94 Kona Fire Mountain
heehee.


:lol: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:08 pm 
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This month makes me want a Bonty.

Did many come in XL size?

They seem pretty rare.


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