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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:16 pm 
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I was just wondering if I should enter something, but I fear I'd just be making up the numbers...

I think I'll also need to work on my photos too!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:34 pm 
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well to tell you the truth, I know feel honoured to be in such good company :wink:

the win is getting far far away but the suspense greater :shock:

and I think this month entrants present selection ( probably other surprises to come) makes it one on the most qualitative and "balanced" (ie the result is very unsure) BOTM ever or am I biaised ?! :wink:

by the way Philippe has started the trend of "germano-retrobikers" treasures discovery that is going to be very competitive for futures contests :idea: :D

retrobike is becoming more "european" :idea: :lol:


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Dr S wrote:
Ductape wrote:
BP, somehow I think this may be your month.....


Yup, thats an absolute cracker.


Indeed, although that Mountain Goat is pretty cool as well.


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Beautifully beautiful the green bike !!


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 Post subject: Re: The other Cunningham
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:09 pm 
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andrewl wrote:
In the MBA article this there a problem with the rear rim, or is it just their photo?

Just uneven wear to the anodized sidewalls. If the wheel has a bit of a sideways hop at that point, the anodizing won't wear at the same rate as the rest of the rim, leaving a dark patch. You can see traces of the dark anodizing remaining all the way around the rim, as well as that big patch at the top.

On road wheels that are kept very true, you sometimes used to see the anodizing disappear in a wave pattern where the spoke tension makes the rim walls bulge ever-so-slightly.


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raucherkette wrote:
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:shock: :shock: 8)

Stunning. A proper retro bike!


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 Post subject: Re: The other Cunningham
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:42 pm 
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bushpig wrote:
More pics, and the MBA photo spread of the bike, here:
http://tastydirty.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2620


Now that is a nice resto :)

In the MBA article this there a problem with the rear rim, or is it just their photo?


Bad weld on the rim joint so the rim is narrower at that point. Consequently, the anno hasn't worn evenly.


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 Post subject: Re: The other Cunningham
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:46 pm 
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bushpig wrote:
This is Mantis X Frame, later called the Valkryie, number 1. It was Richard Cunningham's personal bike and he used it to test the new design. The frame design was only made for one year before Mantis went to elevated chainstays.

The bike has been painstakingly restored with a period correct, NOS kit.

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More pics, and the MBA photo spread of the bike, here:
http://tastydirty.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2620


There you go! I actually prefer this to the e-stay version, and that fork is a beauty. Got my vote.

EDIT: The Reese's KLEIN? Gives me the same feeling as eating a King Size pack of peanut-butter cups. It's an unusual bike, but you could never call it beautiful. Orange Revolutions - grim.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:14 pm 
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Some pretty outstanding stuff once again this month 8)

I really can't call this.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:20 pm 
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John wrote:
Some pretty outstanding stuff once again this month 8)

I really can't call this.



I agree, maybe some stuff too esoteric? or too many museum pieces for some? A lot of vote splitters too.


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