BoTY Bike of the year 2021 - time to vote

Bike of The Year

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  • January Jimi911’s 1989 Merlin Titanium

    Votes: 22 13.2%
  • February (steel steeds special) WTB_rider’s 1993 Brodie Catalyst

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • March Tomianson’s 1990 Yeti FRO

    Votes: 6 3.6%
  • April 44Racing’s 1994 Kona Hei Hei

    Votes: 31 18.6%
  • May (1988 and earlier sponsored by Terra One) Wtb_riders 1986 Salsa Scoboni

    Votes: 9 5.4%
  • June daveyla’s Pace RC200 F1 (ex-Richard Thackray team bike)

    Votes: 26 15.6%
  • July raidan73’s 1989 Brodie climbMax

    Votes: 11 6.6%
  • August (bonded special) Ronezwun’s 1990 Valley Runner Carbon, 100th anniversary edition

    Votes: 4 2.4%
  • September Retrobikeguy’s 1990 Zinn “Project Flowers”

    Votes: 29 17.4%
  • October Jimi911’s 1983 Mountain Goat

    Votes: 11 6.6%
  • November (non 26” wheels special) 24pouces 1986 Hanebrink SE Shocker

    Votes: 5 3.0%
  • December shamobius’ 1992 Off-Road Toad

    Votes: 12 7.2%

  • Total voters
    167
  • Poll closed .

raidan73

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Collating all the pics from the last 12 months made me realise what a great year we've had. The quality just keeps on coming, year after year, and is a credit to our forum members. Keep up all the great restorations people. 12 to choose from, one vote per person, Jim and Kay have a couple of goes each. This won't be easy!

Edit: As a couple of people have requested :rolleyes::LOL: here's the links to the build threads:

January - Jimi911's Merlin
February - Wtb_rider’s Brodie – No build thread
March - Tomianson’s FRO (1) 1990 Yeti Fro | Retrobike
April - 44Racing's Hei Hei
May - Wtb_rider’s Salsa – No build thread
June - daveyla's Pace
July - Raidan73's Brodie
August - ronezwun's Miyata
September - Retrobikeguy’s Zinn
October - Jimi911's Goat
November - 24pouces' Hanebrink
December - Shamobius’ Toad

The poll will run for 7 days.

January Jimi911’s 1989 Merlin Titanium
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February (steel steeds special) WTB_rider’s 1993 Brodie Catalyst
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March Tomianson’s 1990 Yeti FRO
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April 44Racing’s 1994 Kona Hei Hei
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May (1988 and earlier sponsored by Terra One) Wtb_riders 1986 Salsa Scoboni
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June daveyla’s Pace RC200 F1 (ex-Richard Thackray team bike)
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July raidan73’s 1989 Brodie climbMax
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August (bonded special) Ronezwun’s 1990 Valley Runner Carbon, 100th anniversary edition
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September Retrobikeguy’s 1990 Zinn “Project Flowers”
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October Jimi911’s 1983 Mountain Goat
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raidan73

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November (non 26” wheels special) 24pouces 1986 Hanebrink SE Shocker
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December shamobius’ 1992 Off-Road Toad
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Blimey.....Not one shitter amongst them. Has to be the best line up of 12 consecutive bikes/months i have seen since joining. (Fcuk, 12 years this year Jon.... :) )
 

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Still cant decide. Keep picking one then scrolling down to only find one nicer, caught in a loop...
 

sinnerman

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Torn between 3........bugger
Im torn between 12.

I guess, having been here 12 years this year, watching, listening, learning, admiring, contributing, all these entries stand out, all have there merits, all from members who took the time and are winners.

I think the most illusive of them all since joining...... for me stands out above the rest,
not because its full of exotica (although it is in its own right) when compared to some,
or the most well known, (perhaps until jogging the memories by posting the original art here all those years ago,)

But because it was that underground poster bike for many of us, and executed exceptionally well by its owner and its build journey documented for the greater good of us all, Now here after a 12 year wait, at last in BOTY.

Mint Sauce for me this year, i think.

ZINN -Project Flowers.

A BIG shout out to "Jo Burt" for decades of cool art, and the owner of this bike for what I'm sure was more like an expedition than a Journey.

9.jpgJOE BURT AND THE CUSTOM PAINTED ZINN.jpg
 

sinnerman

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Well, that didnt take you long to solve your dilemma :LOL:
In the end there can be only one, its either toss a coin this year, or listen to your heart.

MBUK for me all the way.
 

Hotwheels.

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I went full on, weapons grade ruthless on this and only had two to choose from, though selecting one was most difficult.
 

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I have carried out my review, and cast judgement thus;

January Jimi911’s 1989 Merlin Titanium - Excellent use of tan coloured components, worthy of my vote
February (steel steeds special) WTB_rider’s 1993 Brodie Catalyst - Excellent forks, worthy of my vote
March Tomianson’s 1990 Yeti FRO - Excellent patina, worthy of my vote
April 44Racing’s 1994 Kona Hei Hei - Excellent race ready machine, worthy of my vote
May (1988 and earlier sponsored by Terra One) Wtb_riders 1986 Salsa Scoboni - Excellent simplicity, worthy of my vote
June daveyla’s Pace RC200 F1 (ex-Richard Thackray team bike) - Excellent heritage, worthy of my vote
July raidan73’s 1989 Brodie climbMax - Excellent cheeky named and hoon-able, worthy of my vote
August (bonded special) Ronezwun’s 1990 Valley Runner Carbon, 100th anniversary edition - Excellent frame & parts pairing, worthy of my vote
September Retrobikeguy’s 1990 Zinn “Project Flowers” - Excellent detailed recreation, worthy of my vote
October Jimi911’s 1983 Mountain Goat - Excellent classic lines, worthy of my vote
November (non 26” wheels special) 24pouces 1986 Hanebrink SE Shocker - Excellent innovation, worthy of my vote
December shamobius’ 1992 Off-Road Toad - Excellent detailing and package, worthy of my vote

Right, now to decide on which one to vote for! 🤦‍♂️ 🤣 🤔
 
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