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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:35 pm 
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here's my tentative entry. i'm gutted as i have just stripped my lava dome ready for single speed drop outs to go it, i would have loved to enter that. i feel i want to get involved this month and i am going to offer this as a mid range full sus bike. i know originally it cost more than what we consider mid range but in the spectrum of suspension i would definately say it falls mid range. it would have originally had the full black lx groupset.

to further my delence, this has been one almighty low rent build. it was all done from scrapings off the garage floor. i didnt buy a single component throughout the build. admittedly the parts will have cost something along the way but i have worlked it out to be £205

i see it as a valid entry as although a bit more costly, it was never "superbike" money but i dont want to ruffle any feathers so feel free to reject it, just let me know so i can rebuild the kona pronto!

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lewis1641 wrote:
here's my tentative entry. i'm gutted as i have just stripped my lava dome ready for single speed drop outs to go it, i would have loved to enter that. i feel i want to get involved this month and i am going to offer this as a mid range full sus bike. i know originally it cost more than what we consider mid range but in the spectrum of suspension i would definately say it falls mid range. it would have originally had the full black lx groupset.

to further my delence, this has been one almighty low rent build. it was all done from scrapings off the garage floor. i didnt buy a single component throughout the build. admittedly the parts will have cost something along the way but i have worlked it out to be £205

i see it as a valid entry as although a bit more costly, it was never "superbike" money but i dont want to ruffle any feathers so feel free to reject it, just let me know so i can rebuild the lkona pronto!

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Doesn't look mid-range to me... (mainly thinking about the frame / model) <shrug>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:40 pm 
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I am withdrawing my entry since there seems to be a consensus that midrange means junker.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:44 pm 
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At the risk of inciting the masses....I humbly submit my BOTM entry.




A mid-range Klein, with mid-range components.


Full story, better pics, and details to come when I get home from work tonight. I just finished cleaning the bike this morning and wanted to share.





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a few detail shots of the LX components (John, if this is too many pics in my submission I apologize, I just thought it best if everyone could see this really is an LX bike...)




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eastcoaststeve wrote:
At the risk of inciting the masses....I humbly submit my BOTM entry.




A mid-range Klein, with mid-range components.

So this is just my opinion, right?

Klein's are nothing like mid-range bikes.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:09 pm 
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post em all, let John decide what makes the cut on the 15th......
The toeclip straps on that Klein make the build. I had a set that color once.....


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I'd love to see a old GT Karakoram, one of the older ones like the red and yellow with the black splatter effect paint entered in this, sure they were lx or lower, was my dream bike as a youngster


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I'd love to see a old GT Karakoram, one of the older ones like the red and yellow with the black splatter effect paint entered in this, sure they were lx or lower, was my dream bike as a youngster


That paint was called 'Tequila Sunrise' IIRC - XT/DX mix on that bike I think.


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I'd love to see a old GT Karakoram, one of the older ones like the red and yellow with the black splatter effect paint entered in this, sure they were lx or lower, was my dream bike as a youngster

BITD, one of my buddies had one (this would be 92).

Don't think I ever rode it, because his was quite a bit bigger than mine. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was the u brake. Distinctive and purposeful, I always thought.


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Bugger well maybe something lower spec'd then like a old tequesta would get my vote lol


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