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    Van Dessel Factory Rider Lee Unwin says "hello"

    Good afternoon everyone, my name is Lee Unwin I'm old to the race seen but new to this forum scene. I wanted to share my quick story. I took last year away from being fully sponsored so I could look for a really great company to work with. I am very happy to say that my first choice became my last choice. The guys over at VDS build beautiful bikes but they are also the guys that pick up the phone when you have questions which is hard to find these days. I will be racing as their factory 24 hour racer next year both single speed rigid and FS. I have raced on 26" for years, but am very excited about going to 29 this year. Hope to see you all out there soon.
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    Hi Lee, good to have you here.

    So what the threshold to land a pro ride at Van Dessel? Beat the owner in a bike race?

    What are your big hopes and focusses for the 2007 race season?

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    Do these posts seem a little contrived to anyone else?

    A new poster starts off with a shill post that immediately gets a positive reply from a Moderator. It's almost like these two talked beforehand to discuss how their plan would go down. Have you ever seen America's Funniest Home Videos when it's obvious that the entire gag was set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Do these posts seem a little contrived to anyone else?

    A new poster starts off with a shill post that immediately gets a positive reply from a Moderator. It's almost like these two talked beforehand to discuss how their plan would go down. Have you ever seen America's Funniest Home Videos when it's obvious that the entire gag was set up?
    Dang! You folks in Alabama are tough. Do you open your door with a shotgun in hand to greet everyone at the front door like you did with the above post?

    Welcome to Lee and best of luck preparing for the upcoming race season on the big wheels.

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    I'd like geo numbers on the Ramble Tamble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Do these posts seem a little contrived to anyone else?
    To me it just seems like one of those shaky gray areas. You really want people from all levels to participate, and it's great to get details and stuff from a factory rider (since a lot of us will never brush shoulders with them anywhere else). At the same time you know their job is to make their sponsors happy--preferably by helping to sell more bikes.

    But, If Lee would have posted and mentioned the bikes he would be riding *without* posting pics/specs I think someone would have immediately asked for more details and gotten the pics/specs anyway

    So, not that it matters to anyone else at all, I'm looking forward to more posts from Lee. It'll be interesting to hear about his transition to 29".

    Also, I may be naive but it seems to me that the moderators, including Cloxxki, do a pretty good job of walking that line--not an easy task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Dang! You folks in Alabama are tough. Do you open your door with a shotgun in hand to greet everyone at the front door like you did with the above post?

    Welcome to Lee and best of luck preparing for the upcoming race season on the big wheels.

    BB

    Yes, I do open my door with a door shotgun in hand when I greet door people at my front door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Do these posts seem a little contrived to anyone else?

    A new poster starts off with a shill post that immediately gets a positive reply from a Moderator. It's almost like these two talked beforehand to discuss how their plan would go down. Have you ever seen America's Funniest Home Videos when it's obvious that the entire gag was set up?
    You're right. I demand that the moderators immediately flame all new posters, sponsored riders, and anyone with a positive comment about a product.



    I've always like the looks of those bikes. If (more like when) I am in the market for a FS 29er, that Devil is on my short-list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Yes, I do open my door with a door shotgun in hand when I greet door people at my front door.
    You may want to cut back a little on the caffeine.

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    Cleve's back to win some more hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    Do these posts seem a little contrived to anyone else?

    A new poster starts off with a shill post that immediately gets a positive reply from a Moderator. It's almost like these two talked beforehand to discuss how their plan would go down. Have you ever seen America's Funniest Home Videos when it's obvious that the entire gag was set up?
    Do you see black helicopters circling over head also?

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    what? "hello.. i work for this and that and here is their ad by the way." and everybody is happy? what a load of BS! moronism here just hit a new low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud'n'sweat
    Cleve's back to win some more hearts.

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    Was he gone? Then why is he back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Was he gone? Then why is he back?
    if anyone can post an ad from their sponsors in a thread what exactly is "moderation" in this board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vecsus
    You're right. I demand that the moderators immediately flame all new posters, sponsored riders, and anyone with a positive comment about a product.



    I've always like the looks of those bikes. If (more like when) I am in the market for a FS 29er, that Devil is on my short-list.

    I'm sponsored by a bike shop. Can I post their latest add for their upcoming sale?

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Come on guys.. lets settle down here..

    The Admin allows certain things on here, and not others. There are posting guidelines that we try to stick to.

    If you have a real complaint about a post, then PM the senior Mods and explain why.

    If this nonsense from a couple of posters keeps up, I will lock this thread.


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    i used to be an irc junkie, but now i am a forum junkie, 29er forum to be exact.

    irc had this cool feature call ignore list, so anything your favorite idiot types, will not be seen by you.

    but i dont think this can be replicated into a forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarPigs
    i used to be an irc junkie, but now i am a forum junkie, 29er forum to be exact.

    irc had this cool feature call ignore list, so anything your favorite idiot types, will not be seen by you.

    but i dont think this can be replicated into a forum.

    Actually, MTBR has an ignore feature: go to "User CP" and then "Buddy/Ignore Lists"

    Very handy feature for certain posters
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    i'm so backdated!!!!!!!!!!! thanks dude.
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    Doesn't work for moderators ;P
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    QUOTE=lushmd]Actually, MTBR has an ignore feature: go to "User CP" and then "Buddy/Ignore Lists"

    Very handy feature for certain posters [/QUOTE]

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    eek!! cant block cloxxi? hehehehehehe
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    i thought everyone ignored clunki's posts anyway

    by the way i would like everyone to know i am the newest factory sponsored rider for SBD bikes

    you all may now begin the brown nosing and hero worship
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    clunki! that tickled me...... im sponsored by a company in the uk who import the carver frames, they gave me a nice new bike, and they sell them nice and cheap can i give them a shout? oh crap its me I import them, so i must sponsor myself! wait is that not what the guy with the first post did?! something very fishy going on, and he has not had a rollocking yet, i wonder why???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve Lansteamer
    I'm sponsored by a bike shop. Can I post their latest add for their upcoming sale?
    Why not?

    I have seen it done before.

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