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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:53 am 
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I hearby nominate rumpfy as Retrobike's " Style Guru. " :lol:


Ha! :lol:


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Eddie_The_Head wrote:
I hope you have good insurance as i would be scared to go out if i owned all them :lol:



Quietly tucked away and heavily locked. Insured, alarmed.


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Vitorzip wrote:
Great collection there, Eric.

Steve Potts frame has a great finish, but that Goat... :shock: :shock: ... that´s something...

Amber Psycho´s look right with that green. Beautiful color scheme...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:24 am 
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cherrybomb wrote:
Excellent collection, almost a museum full. 8)

The only one's I'm not sure about are the Potts bikes. I know they are very desirable and beautifully put together but I can't learn to like the geometry of the frame. Interesting that the Salsa from the same period has the much more compact frame design that we're all so used to seeing these days.

Very cool dood. 8)


have you ever ridden one of those old geometry bikes? they rip singletrack, bomb downhill, do everything right. long chainstays rock! it gives a short wheelbase bike all the stability it needs to bomb fireroads. it gives superb balance on technical hardcore singletrack..
not to mention the sublime potts rigid fork.
i take those bikes over anything modern.


Yup. I've ridden bikes with the more relaxed geometry, early UK bikes copied the NorCal design. The Potts are beautifully made it's just the geometry doesn't suit my taste. :wink:

I just wish I lived somewhere with the kind of trails they suited, this little old island isn't famous for it's fireroad or hard pack :roll: :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:55 am 
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What a nice collection :shock:

Superb MountainGoat and Ritchey :roll:


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Superb collection! Thank you for sharing them. Seeing things like this just makes me want to keep buying more bikes ...

One question though - in the picture with all the bikes in a line, what's keeping them standing up?!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:33 pm 
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Salsa for me.

Great collection.

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For me, if I weren't built like a giraffe, I'd take the beautiful Ritchey.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:30 pm 
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More pics of the Otis Guy, please...!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:56 pm 
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That is a true collector's collection, all are a thing of beauty (except, dare I say, the Slingshot, still don't get the concept)
The Salsa and both Potts stand out to me most but I'd happily throw a leg over any of 'em...
Looking at the relaxed geometry from the 80's kit also makes me realise I need to get my Fisher HKEK built up very soon too 8) 8) 8)


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