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 Post subject: alu
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:46 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.


that hits the nail on the head, so much hype about the american builders,but not the quality to back it up


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 Post subject: Re: alu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:07 am 
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matthew71 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.


that hits the nail on the head, so much hype about the american builders,but not the quality to back it up


Bullsh*t.

Its a fact, sadly, that bike builders in the US were the first to properly embrace off-road riding and really push the technology and industry forward.

I wish it had been different, I really do. I wish that Geoff Apps had realised which way the winds were blowing, I wish that the guys doing this in the UK had had the vision and business sense to get on the train earlier, but they didn't. The US beat us to it.

This bike might not be the best looking or the best put together, but its an important piece in the jigsaw that is the evolution of the mountain bike and its sad that a 'retrobiker' has no appreciation of that history.


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legrandefromage wrote:
If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.


of course there wouldn't be as much interest, it wouldn't be important


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:49 am 
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"of course there wouldn't be as much interest, it wouldn't be important"


:lol: You really are a very,very naughty man......... :lol: :lol:


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hollister wrote:
of course there wouldn't be as much interest, it wouldn't be important


Haha! Nice.


Its just a Cunningham with cantilever brakes and the wrong fork. Barf.


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 Post subject: Re: alu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:27 am 
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Russell wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.


that hits the nail on the head, so much hype about the american builders,but not the quality to back it up


Bullsh*t.

Its a fact, sadly, that bike builders in the US were the first to properly embrace off-road riding and really push the technology and industry forward.

I wish it had been different, I really do. I wish that Geoff Apps had realised which way the winds were blowing, I wish that the guys doing this in the UK had had the vision and business sense to get on the train earlier, but they didn't. The US beat us to it.

This bike might not be the best looking or the best put together, but its an important piece in the jigsaw that is the evolution of the mountain bike and its sad that a 'retrobiker' has no appreciation of that history.



It was never a 'race' between the UK and US, more of a downhill course in California.

As a 'Retrobiker' I can appreciate that.


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 Post subject: Re: alu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:03 am 
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matthew71 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.


that hits the nail on the head, so much hype about the american builders,but not the quality to back it up


Jesus Christ you two. Charlie Cunningham kicked the ball a decade into the future with this bike. That is where the interest lies, not the welding or country of origin.

And if you want to get all snooty, how can someone with a sig full of Taiwanese bikes possibly comment on quality?

I can't believe I'm having to type this response to such ignorant rubbish.


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 Post subject: Re: alu
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:27 am 
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Dr S wrote:
Jesus Christ you two. Charlie Cunningham kicked the ball a decade into the future with this bike. That is where the interest lies, not the welding or country of origin.

And if you want to get all snooty, how can someone with a sig full of Taiwanese bikes possibly comment on quality?

I can't believe I'm having to type this response to such ignorant rubbish.


Well said that man.


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"need i say more"

"i think you need to say a lot more"


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