I understand everyone's take is subjective and votes are cast on emotion, but I find it a bit odd that no one seems to realize how much my Pinnacle and 24pounces Cannondale have in common....both US-made of big aluminum tubes, (Gary just liked brighter colors than the boys on the eastcoast).
....and no one seems to mind that the 'Dale has hubs and pedals that cross the rules laid out by John,
...to each his own, just makes me wonder.
sad part for the Klein is it wouldn't stand a chance in a "normal" BOTM....
* not an Adroit or Attitude
* steel Spinner fork
* no XTR, Campy, Mavic gruppo
* no Spins, lol.
and here it is in the only venue where it has a chance to shine, and it gets the elbow because it's perceived to be "too nice ?
eh, no worries....I'm going riding
Personally, I have no idea why your entry hasn't met your expectations, or wants, in terms of votes.
I'd just say a few things, though - as I've already mentioned, this was the comment that actually germinated this particular BOTM special edition (TM):-
i have to say though,as much as i adore those bikes,im a bit de-sensitized to the bling,can we have a breakaway type for the non-Klein garage queens,give the little man a chance?
you can have your premier league,we'll go championship,with our Clockworks and Cannondales...whos with me? (by the way,i am not inciting a seperatist riot here!).
Now I know what you wrote previously about your entry and the criteria - which appeared to be more about the selection criteria that John had chosen for the BOTM, rather than what had inspired it and the spirit of the thing.
I don't know whether that has any bearing on how people of voted. I didn't decide to vote in any churlish way - to be honest, I would have probably voted using the same rationale for this BOTM or any other month's BOTM.