For the sake of acceptance in the correct catagory, does it really
the bike was sold
If the frame was demonstrably manufactured in a certain year what difference does it make when
it reached the shops?
If a NOS Clockwork turned up at Orange having sat in its box under a pile of other boxes in the back of a storage container it wouldn't be a 2011
bike just because it was only now
...I would imagine container loads of frames would be shipped at a time and held in storage simply due to the fact that it wouldn't be possible to churn them all out at the same time; said frames may have been subject to minor developement changes over a period of time leading up to release but that wouldn't alter the fact it was manufactured prior to that??
If, as has been the case, members can build their own 'replica'
retro bikes for inclusion in the >97 catagory then why the nit-picking
over a period-bike that may/may not be 'on the cusp?'
...and for Gods sake don't anyone take offence at something else
I've said! I am genuinely interested in the mindset behind it because I don't have an issue with it
If someone was trying to pass off something as something else entirely, with a view to making a profit, then I could understand it; but when something is purely for ones own enjoyment...