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Cool Wall - Trimble
Cool 55%  55%  [ 86 ]
Uncool 45%  45%  [ 69 ]
Total votes : 155
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:34 pm 
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I can't really tell and am willing to be persuaded.

They're either:

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or:


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Triangles are strong and the lack of one at the back looks fragile. Do they break? Is there a dynamic advantage to the construction? Super light?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Some details in the MBUK review with Hemming at the helm.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=13822


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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Despite an aire of bitterness before its even started...

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Moi? No bitterness here although I would be a touch resentful if everytime I rode and used my rear brake I was sawing through my seat tube.

Interesting to compare this to GT. One of the main reasons they got a lot of uncool votes was the 'being different' aspect...


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In the early 1990s my friend Danny had a huge poster of a Trimble on the wall of his bedsit, you have to take your mind back to a time before carbon-fibre or full-suspension to appreciate how startling in appearance these bikes were back then! I've heard they are heavy, and that they don't ride particularly great, but on a visual and nostalgic basis - unquestionably COOL!

More pictures please!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:21 pm 
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Glad major consensus agree. Look forward to Kevs new project!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:30 pm 
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In multi-coloured tiger stripe, incredibly cool. I always wanted the one Hemming rode in that MBUK article, though I'd fear it might snap if I tried some of the drop-offs he was pictures doing on it. I adore that Rasta coloured one, does that belong to someone here?


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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Some details in the MBUK review with Hemming at the helm.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=13822


Just noticed in that mag they say frame weight 3.5. The later frame were. But that bike in the pictures was 5lb.13oz a bit naughty that.

I always replace the U brake with Magura's even the UK importers ad's had Magura fitted. Back then HS22? i fitted.

Brent wanted the frame to be more comfortable to ride. Not light. That came later and then the problems :roll:


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Cool.

Mad design and mad paint.


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Plastic bikes are never cool. Neat, sure...but cool? er... :?


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Cool.


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