BoTM Coming soon....... Bike of the Month May 2021 - Sponsored by Terra One Tyres

Bike of The Month
Big BoTM news for May 2021......the competition will be sponsored by Terra One Tyres and, to follow the design remit of the Rider T1 tyre, the theme will simply be "1988 or earlier" For this month only, previous competition winners and bikes that have already entered in a normal, and/or special month may be entered again.

For those who don't already know, the man behind saving your vintage show rubber, and Terra One Tyres, is Retrobike member @thekidmalone, aka Terrance. Terrance has worked hard to produce these RIDER T1 tyres and has welcomed continued interaction with the Retro/Vintage MTB community to ensure his product fits the bill. Terrance is currently working on developing new products, so keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.

Here's a little bit of information from the horse's mouth:

"Much like the RetroBike forum, Terra One aims to help fellow enthusiasts preserve history, build community, and ride more frequently. Our RIDER T1, a new, 26 x 2.125" tyre for our original off-road legends, is the first Terra One product which contributes to these goals.
Whilst its large air volume, chunky tread blocks and beige sidewalls remind us of the leading tyre designs from mountain biking's formative years, modern specifications like the supple, 120TPI casing, folding beads and dual compound tread rubber provide levels of performance & confidence that simply weren't available back then.
In a May 2021 BOTM in honour of the first decade of our favourite pastime, Terra One will award the following prizes for the top voted mountain bikes from 1988 and earlier:

BoTM winner: One pair of Terra One RIDER T1 tyres
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Seen here on @al's BoTM winning Schwinn Cimarron
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Silver: One Terra One hoodie, printed in the UK by our friends at Bike Ninja
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Bronze: One Terra One T-shirt, printed in the UK by our friends at Bike Ninja
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So, shine up your finest early, eligible example now, and join the fun next month!"

In the meantime check out Terra One products on their website here, at Bike Ninja here and at Terra One's Australian reseller Bikes & Stuff here
 
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I think DT is perhaps highlighting the fact that maybe one shouldn’t be too surprised that this comp attracts shiny retro bikes? (As apposed to unloved newish unwashed ones) maybe?
 

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Come one, come all (within the rules of course) :)
 

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Actually its nothing to do with shiny bikes its just....controversial time... would want to see all entries submitted along with their build thread. I think bikes should be current and not built and sold or dismantled x number of years ago.
Maybe thats ok, never did read the rules, but i have pics of bikes i built and sold 10,15 years ago but would never enter them as basically i no longer own them.
 

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Actually its nothing to do with shiny bikes its just....controversial time... would want to see all entries submitted along with their build thread. I think bikes should be current and not built and sold or dismantled x number of years ago.
Maybe thats ok, never did read the rules, but i have pics of bikes i built and sold 10,15 years ago but would never enter them as basically i no longer own them.
The rest of the rules must be adhered to. If you don’t own it then it can’t be entered etc
 

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Big BoTM news for May 2021......the competition will be sponsored by Terra One Tyres and, to follow the design remit of the Rider T1 tyre, the theme will simply be "1988 or earlier" For this month only, previous competition winners and bikes that have already entered in a normal, and/or special month may be entered again.

For those who don't already know, the man behind saving your vintage show rubber, and Terra One Tyres, is Retrobike member @thekidmalone, aka Terrance. Terrance has worked hard to produce these RIDER T1 tyres and has welcomed continued interaction with the Retro/Vintage MTB community to ensure his product fits the bill. Terrance is currently working on developing new products, so keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.

Here's a little bit of information from the horse's mouth:

"Much like the RetroBike forum, Terra One aims to help fellow enthusiasts preserve history, build community, and ride more frequently. Our RIDER T1, a new, 26 x 2.125" tyre for our original off-road legends, is the first Terra One product which contributes to these goals.
Whilst its large air volume, chunky tread blocks and beige sidewalls remind us of the leading tyre designs from mountain biking's formative years, modern specifications like the supple, 120TPI casing, folding beads and dual compound tread rubber provide levels of performance & confidence that simply weren't available back then.
In a May 2021 BOTM in honour of the first decade of our favourite pastime, Terra One will award the following prizes for the top voted mountain bikes from 1988 and earlier:

BoTM winner: One pair of Terra One RIDER T1 tyres
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Seen here on @al's BoTM winning Schwinn Cimarron
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Silver: One Terra One hoodie, printed in the UK by our friends at Bike Ninja
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Bronze: One Terra One T-shirt, printed in the UK by our friends at Bike Ninja
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So, shine up your finest early, eligible example now, and join the fun next month!"

In the meantime check out Terra One products on their website here, at Bike Ninja here and at Terra One's Australian reseller Bikes & Stuff here
This is great! Nice to see some sponsorship coming from the retrobike members too and would be good To give support! Now let’s hope for more and more retrobike exposure
 

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Great. I would take participation.
But where can i propose my participation ?
Doesn't see any topic for BOTM of may 2021
 

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