Dr S, thank you for sharing your vision. I have to say, speaking for myself, my apparently triggering this discussion has nothing to do with experiening a friction. I simply opened page 2, spotted the 29'er scrolled down, spotted the XTR and so on and thought; ''Woho, what is this?!''
I am in total agreement my friend, as a 'retro' bike entered in a retro competition its far off the mark. Having re-read my ramblings I would like to point out that I was in no way intending it to be a pro Noah stance or a go at your good self, just that sometimes similar bikes do get entered and they are ignored as a curio without comment. My words were an attempt to prevent this light hearted competition decending into another tiresome 'us versus them' debate, and were not directed to any individual member or their comments. Your critic of that bike and the 29er (now withdrawn) is bang on the money, but I felt a danger that others would follow and due to the friction of late, decide to 'put the boot in'.
@Ocset- don't be silly man, me as PM?? god help us