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BoTM Nov 2009 - Mid Range Special - Poll now up
EdEdwards' Kona Fire Mountain 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
Oneschnark's Progear STX 1995 8%  8%  [ 16 ]
Andrewl's 1994 Kona Cindercone 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Gonzalez's Muddy Fox Sorcerer Mega 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Herbert 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
makster's 1988 Jamis Dakota 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
mattbrown's 1993 Kirk Magnesium 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Easy_Rider's 1994 Dawes SE 8%  8%  [ 17 ]
doctor-bond's 1985 Fuji Ltd 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Dr S' 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
Ransetsu Orange C16R 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Khane's Orange Prestige 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Defiant's Muddy Fox Adventurer 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
hamster's 1999 Kona Cindercone 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
RockiMtn's 1994 Kona Fire Mountain 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
ElCani's Muddy Fox Seeker 7%  7%  [ 15 ]
AndyB's 1997 Scott Peak 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lewis1641's GT RTS-2 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Eastcoatsteve's Klein 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Chrisv40's Univega Alpina 5.5 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
one-eyed_jim's 1970 Moulton Mk3 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Drystonepaul's 1994 Marin Muirwoods 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
rc200ti's 1991 Kona Cindercone 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
crazier's 1992 Saracen X-Lite kili pro Flyer 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
AnalogKid's 1991 Raleigh Peak 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
24pouces 1988 cannondale SM600 12%  12%  [ 25 ]
Brettels' Specialized Stumpjumper A1 FS 1996 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
oldave's Jamis Exile 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Senri's 1988 Giant Escaper 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
BrunoD's Specialized Hardrock 95 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
stauqmuk's 1998 Amp B4 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Tollers' 1992 Orange Clockwork 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
jango's 1995 Diamond Back Vertex 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Ringo's Orange P7 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
mike_eb's KHS Montana 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 205
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:10 am 
National & North West AEC
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webby wrote:
This is stupid, one's even got a light bracket on it...


I often fit lights to my bike so I can ride in the dark. I seem to recall I did that 20 years ago too.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:33 am 
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I actually did want a KHS BITD; new not rusty mind, does that make me sad? lol

I think there are some proper retro bikes on here (definitely not my mishmash of spare parts). The Fuji with those roller cams is great.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:48 pm 
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webby wrote:
This is stupid, one's even got a light bracket on it... this isn't retro to me this is just old bikes. Retro is those bikes you couldn't afford when they were new, not bikes you never wanted


I don't know if you are referring to mine or not but it gets ridden to work and back twice daily (I come home for lunch) and it tends to be dark in the evenings, therefore it has two light brackets attached but you probably can't see the one on the bars which, incidentally, is nearly as old as the bike (it belongs to an old Cat-eye HL-500 Halogen).

If I had built it with the intention of entering competions then I would probably have taken the brackets off and ridden somewhere more picturesque than the back garden! As it is I thought I'd enter it this month as to me (and at least four others judging by the poll results :) ) it fits the definition of "Mid-Range" perfectly.

And surely Retro covers bikes of all specifications, just because these aren't XTR-equipped show bikes with all the bling doesn't make them any less retro IMO.


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Midrange: real bikes for the real world.

I agree entirely. Mine have lights too...it's because I ride them, not look at them.


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I have a light on my Xizang, and I ride it frequently.

Lights are cool. :wink:


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My Scott has mismatched bars/bar ends & non original wheels & brakes, no wonder it's got no votes ;)

It's all I could afford at the time, & it's still on it's original drivetrain (although very worn!)

It's no show bike for sure, but IMHO it is a good example of a working class mid range bike from the mid/late 90's


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Question: "If I could swap my Cindercone for any of the others, which would it be?"
Answer: "I wouldn't".

Voting wise the four that I find tempting are:
Ed's Fire Mountain (always loved that paint).
Khane's Orange Prestige
DrystonePaul's Marin
Jango's Vertex


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:39 am 
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GaryTurner wrote:
I does not understand that 24p or in first with such a pic ... :roll: ?


Neither me.
Nor 24p as he wrote it on the french forum.
But still his C'dale is definitely retro and midrange (Mavics are 24p addition)

Anyone else will vote for Senri's 1988 Giant Escaper ?
Can't believe that bike has only 4 votes although being super clean and spot on with the poll subject. What more do you want ?

Oh, people, people, people !!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:28 pm 
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Hi, the "Dr S' 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport" and "the Senri's 1988 Giant Escaper" are, for me, wonderfull. Maybe too wonderfull for this month
Philippe


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And the "nils point" booby prize is split 3 ways!

And I now shan't feel at all bad about plundering the Jamis for parts!


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