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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:33 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Oh yes, cow print is the way forward, with the bb painted udder pink (there were a whole bunch of waterfords painted like that iirc). That front mech set up above is a tried and tested method, trek used it on all their bikes for a couple of years before top pull, worked quite well as well!


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 Post subject: More trimble stuff
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:06 pm 
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 Post subject: More Trimbles..
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:48 pm 
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looks very similar to an x-frame if you ask me... except for the chainstays...and the fancy putty-work.


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...now which came first?


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Old (but new) Trimble :arrow:

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agrove wrote:
looks very similar to an x-frame if you ask me... except for the chainstays...and the fancy putty-work.


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Hi Aaron,

With any new double diamond we don't say; Hey, I have seen that before!

I think it is a matter of evolution, not copying.

Melvin


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i didnt mean anything of copying... just was wondering which had come first in that style bike... ive also seen a few others closely styled. just cause i am his son, doesnt mean im biased on everything.


plus as ive realized, that frame was made of carbon fiber...


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agrove wrote:
i didnt mean anything of copying... just was wondering which had come first in that style bike... ive also seen a few others closely styled. just cause i am his son, doesnt mean im biased on everything.


plus as ive realized, that frame was made of carbon fiber...


Aaron, I didn't mean to say you're biased. Don't take this personally. I see it more often that people have the tendency to connect something they don't have seen before to something they do know. Applies to me too of course. It is a human thing.

To answer the question: I had no idea who was earlier. I now checked Purplelizard-Grove and the X was launched in '86. Correct??? According to the www.carbonbicycles.com website the Trimble is introduced in 1989.

- Melvin


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yeah, i had asked my father, he said that the x-frame was the first bike to run a single toptube, etc. I know klein made a similar one, as did the trimble.


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