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Should I submit this for bike of the month or is to modern, being SS?
Yes its a classic retro bling frame 67%  67%  [ 8 ]
No SS is not a retro build 33%  33%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:29 am 
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Its been a while since this bike was used seriously but I finally got around to doing something with it. Scarey lite!

http://joehandley.fotopic.net/p39625298.html

Should I submit this for bike of the month or is to modern, being SS?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:31 am 
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I don't know if it's me being a div ('awaits a response proving so'), but i can't link it, comes up as an error.

Now I've made it work.

Very Nice. Not sure I agree with the one red Fire XC though? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:41 am 
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yeah I can never get images to work, url for bike:

ibis ss

the red tire is long gone! two black trailrakers now in place as you'll see.[/url]


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:47 am 
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Now that IS nice.

Well I'd say it's retro enough for the BOTM, but I don't want to be labelled as a conspirator in moving the retro threshold too far forward! :shock:

It's hard working out what's retro and not though huh? My XLM (further down) wouldn't be considered retro as such, but what's on it, and the way it's owned/ ridden - then maybe? But then there was a Pace F8 on here a while back and that was newer than the XLM or near enough the same age. And it's a classic isn't it?

I suppose it's one of those vague grey areas we should just all keep relaxed on.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:48 am 
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****LOVE****


A thing of great beauty - although as a rider I never got on with Chuck's sizing


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:52 am 
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yeah I know what you mean with whats retro or not, all of my bikes are there to be ridden not garage queens, so they have to have good durable stuff onboard but often that means a modern take on an old classic.

The frame sizing on the ibis's either worked for you or didn't, this ti mojo is a medium (circa 17.5 inch) but I have a large ibis frame (19 inch) and strangely they both fit me at 5 foot 11. Sure they feel different but they both work for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:22 pm 
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I think that singlespeed is not a 'retrobuild' as there is now way you would have seen it bitd.

However ss is a nice use of an old frame and is cool in its own right. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:26 pm 
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Gears are for queers. That bike is killer. I'll submit my SS Blizzard as well. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:42 pm 
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maybe a retro SS BOTM comp next month? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:57 pm 
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nice bow ti http://joehandley.fotopic.net/p29410124.html
& ti mojo http://joehandley.fotopic.net/p2857125.html :D


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