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  • Rumpfy's 1989 P23

    7 6.60%
  • Hollister's 1986 Timberwolf

    2 1.89%
  • crconsulting's 1987 Super Comp

    20 18.87%
  • Upchuck's 1988 Timber Comp

    4 3.77%
  • Laffeux's 1986 Team Comp

    23 21.70%
  • First Flight's 1988 Annapurna

    25 23.58%
  • kb11's 1986 Rocky Mountain Ascent

    3 2.83%
  • Veloculture's P23

    7 6.60%
  • sq_rt_of_2's 1989 Super Comp

    8 7.55%
  • da'Hoov's 1986 Ascent

    7 6.60%
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    Jan 09 MVB Ritchey bashup! VOTING

    Time to vote! Voting closes on the 30th.

    I have to say, compiling this list I am totally pumped by the level of the competition. It is nearly any one's game. Don't stuff the ballots turkeys. For all the pics check the original thread.

    Rumpfy's 1989 P23



    Hollister's 1986 Timberwolf

    <img src="https://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=422400&stc=1&d=1231350 873">

    crconsulting's 1987 Super Comp

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    Upchuck's 1988 Timber Comp



    Laffeux's 1986 Team Comp

    <img src="https://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/pics/1C85/123_2334.JPG" height="768" width="1024">

    First Flight's 1988 Annapurna



    kb11's 1986 Lugged Ritchey! {incorrectly listed on the poll as Rocky Mountain Ascent}



    Veloculture's P23

    <img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/Ritchey%20P23/1.jpg">

    sq_rt_of_2's 1989 Super Comp

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    da'Hoov's 1986 Ascent


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    What? No asides from the peanut gallery ...a' la Retrobike?

    I voted for the bike with the most dirt on it.

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    The peanuts have arrived!

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    me too. Those P-23's gave it a run for the money though.
    Just a regular guy.

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    I've gotta say - pretty top notch set of contenders. Lots of rare, ridden, and rocking in there!

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    Rocky Mountain Ascent???? The Ascent was a US model that was tig'd, there was also a version sent north that was also tig'd. Color and componets were slightly different than US Ascent. Mine is lugged and I not aware of any model name so I prefer "Canadian Annapurna"
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Rocky Mountain Ascent???? The Ascent was a US model that was tig'd, there was also a version sent north that was also tig'd. Color and componets were slightly different than US Ascent. Mine is lugged and I not aware of any model name so I prefer "Canadian Annapurna"
    My bad. Fixed the listing but can't fix the poll! Hang in there Rocky Annapurna man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    My bad. Fixed the listing but can't fix the poll! Hang in there Rocky Annapurna man!
    Dont get me started on lawyer jokes
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    The P-23 should be a 1990.

    Some good looking bikes in there. I need to think this over some.

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    not that it matters...but now mines an Ascent?....

    that Red, White and Blue Super Comp is SWEEEEET.....oh did I just give away my vote?
    :)

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    gotta be either of the white ones, or sky camo
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    not that it matters...but now mines an Ascent?....

    that Red, White and Blue Super Comp is SWEEEEET.....oh did I just give away my vote?

    I thought you liked it cuz it has slicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    I thought you liked it cuz it has slicks.
    Oh thanks, now I've been outed....
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    Oh thanks, now I've been outed....
    Heh. The worst kept secret on MTBR. You're a good sport. That's why I like you. Now, get on CL and find me a 13" WTB Phoenix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Heh. The worst kept secret on MTBR. You're a good sport. That's why I like you. Now, get on CL and find me a 13" WTB Phoenix.
    There was one on the NYC CL for $250 not too long ago ... but I was too busy to stop by and pick it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    There was one on the NYC CL for $250 not too long ago ... but I was too busy to stop by and pick it up
    sheesh.

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    I vote(d) for the more loved (ridden) one of the bunch. Tough contenders though. With Some of these polls it might be fun to zero in on an exact year too....
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    Very nice selection.

    I have to be nit picky to choose one.

    Modern parts and bad saddle positions tend to make me cringe . . . but that's just me.

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    I guess i'm the only one w/ love for Upchuck's Timbercomp.

    For some reason it grabbed me...

    They all look great, though!
    Keep the Rubber Side Down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimpee
    I guess i'm the only one w/ love for Upchuck's Timbercomp.

    For some reason it grabbed me...

    They all look great, though!
    Really tough voting with so many great bikes. I concur that the red Timbercomp is sweet and that Upchuck has done a great job bringing it back to glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    Very nice selection.

    I have to be nit picky to choose one.

    Modern parts and bad saddle positions tend to make me cringe . . . but that's just me.

    I'm with you on the saddle position.

    Hollister's has a nice look to it, especially for no votes.

    Stan's Alivio rapid-fires keep calling my name though... I'm really torn here... lots of cool bikes. BP, where are yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I'm with you on the saddle position.

    Hollister's has a nice look to it, especially for no votes.

    Stan's Alivio rapid-fires keep calling my name though... I'm really torn here... lots of cool bikes. BP, where are yours?
    Hollister's is kind of cool too since you don't see too many Timber Wolf's. I had wanted to get a nice pic up but wasn't able to get get a photo in time due to work and weather. I'll represent in later contests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed

    Hollister's has a nice look to it, especially for no votes.
    I should take a better picture...

    I'm not feeling the love people!
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Someone is stuffing the ballot box

    How else do you explain KB11 and Hollister's bikes getting *zero* votes and the weakest bike in the bunch getting 3? Vote early and often right?
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    Hollister...is that even your bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Hollister...is that even your bike?
    I was wondering the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4000bikes
    How else do you explain KB11 and Hollister's bikes getting *zero* votes and the weakest bike in the bunch getting 3? Vote early and often right?
    People get one vote. Some people like the underdog.

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    Guilty....

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    Very nice selection.

    I have to be nit picky to choose one.

    Modern parts and bad saddle positions tend to make me cringe . . . but that's just me.
    I'm Guilty of this act [sheepish] at least the seat position. parts are original (except tires) as I'm the original owner.
    Yea, not to make excuses but that was one of the first pictures I posted here a long time ago and got thorough tongue lashing (well deserved) You missed the purple cables too I had just placed the seat on there for the photo shoot as I only had one preforated turbo saddle. Didn't think you guys would be that picky back then, Who would have thought. It doesn't look that way today as I found another perf turbo and even has skinwalls but have been to lazy to snap another photo.


    There are some really really nice bikes up there tough tough choices. FB where's yours? You know your holding out

    I was hoping someone would have posted a commando though. Wasn't 86 the last year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    People get one vote. Some people like the underdog.

    True, but some people have more than one account.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    I'm Guilty of this act [sheepish] at least the seat. parts are original (except tires) as I'm the original owner.
    And I'm guilty of non-original parts. Since I ride the bike, I built it with (a) what's comfortable for me, and (b) what is dependable. I have the original matching bullmoose bars sitting on the shelf, but they have too much sweep to use bar ends (which are a requirement on an all day ride). And the drive train was upgraded to indexed shifting, which makes it a lot easier to ride. Compromises I'm willing to make on a bike that I ride.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    And I'm guilty of non-original parts.

    I feel like I'm at MTBR equivalent of confession or something

    bless me for I have "sinned" LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    And I'm guilty of non-original parts. Since I ride the bike, I built it with (a) what's comfortable for me, and (b) what is dependable. I have the original matching bullmoose bars sitting on the shelf, but they have too much sweep to use bar ends (which are a requirement on an all day ride). And the drive train was upgraded to indexed shifting, which makes it a lot easier to ride. Compromises I'm willing to make on a bike that I ride.
    Makes sense to me especially for a rider. Moosehead is cool to look at but indexed shifting works sooooo much better.
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Makes sense to me especially for a rider. Moosehead is cool to look at but indexed shifting works sooooo much better.
    Moosehead is even better to drink!

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    Where is the Canadian love ?
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Where is the Canadian love ?
    That bike is super clean too....
    Even has the biopace sticker still on it

    Maybe its the seat binder pointing down. These guys are sticklers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Where is the Canadian love ?
    Hmmm... The fact that the bike is sitting on a pile of snow, and the thermometer in the background says that it's 41 degrees, makes me suspect that the entire picture is photoshopped. I doubt that it even has lugs.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    I should take a better picture...

    I'm not feeling the love people!
    Dude, you didn't vote for yourself?

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    My vote is still outstanding. I'm waiting for offers of parts, food, and palm frond breezes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Hmmm... The fact that the bike is sitting on a pile of snow, and the thermometer in the background says that it's 41 degrees, makes me suspect that the entire picture is photoshopped. I doubt that it even has lugs.
    It was actually a warm day Ya, a lugged Ritchey, hard to believe When I asked TR about it he just chuckled
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    Very nice selection.

    I have to be nit picky to choose one.

    Modern parts and bad saddle positions tend to make me cringe . . . but that's just me.
    What about really long rear cable housing?

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    that red P23 is outstanding! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4000bikes
    How else do you explain KB11 and Hollister's bikes getting *zero* votes and the weakest bike in the bunch getting 3? Vote early and often right?

    True, but some people have more than one account
    are you making an accusation? I changed to this one because of your abuse and I haven't used my original account since except by accident once....If BP thinks I'm cheating he is more than welcome to pull my entry...I posted it just to show variety. I don't need validation

    BTW...I thought you agreed not to do this sort of thing anymore? That lasted a long time
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    BTW...I thought you agreed not to do this sort of thing anymore? That lasted a long time
    Do what? Where did I accuse YOU of anything?

    You see everything as a personal attack. Not a good sign.
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    Man, this is like hanging out with an old married couple...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike


    Man, this is like hanging out with an old married couple...


    Good one!
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    that red P23 is outstanding! ;-)

    Yup, its the second best P-23 posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike


    Man, this is like hanging out with an old married couple...


    More like The Odd Couple

    I had a hard time with this. There are too many good ones, and I always have a soft spot for the underdogs, but crc's has always been one of my favorite bikes of all time. I'll take his word for it that the tires are now skinwalls .

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie-
    crc's has always been one of my favorite bikes of all time..

    Wow, That's very nice

    Every one of those bikes is well cared for, preserved and special in its own way. It's a very tough choice......

    Thanks Though.

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    .

    Voted First Flight's edition - but what would I know this side of the pond - probably best not count RB voters...

    Why was it a post-86 competition - we have a bike or two over here that are earlier and would have been of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkawasaki

    Why was it a post-86 competition - we have a bike or two over here that are earlier and would have been of interest.

    Mr K
    There will be future competitions that include the older bikes. With a very narrow focus it is pretty thematic.

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    Don't blame the bike for the tyre transplant. It was all my fault, she didn't want me to do it but I convinced her it was best for our relationship.

    I am older now and as you know age brings wisdom. I take full responsibility.

    The bike is innocent I tells ya.

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    FF's and CRC's were dead tied in my mind. CRC's has my favorite paint on a Ritchey but I went with the one with the rollercams.

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    tough call

    the one I honestly thought "I'd like that one", was crc's which for me had the highest schwing factor. But my vote came down to 'being-ridden as intended' and Laffeaux has got that hands down

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    Quote Originally Posted by haaki
    the one I honestly thought "I'd like that one", was crc's which for me had the highest schwing factor. But my vote came down to 'being-ridden as intended' and Laffeaux has got that hands down

    LOL!!

    Ya, I can tell you since I'm the original owner of that bike and an Avocet 1 sat on it most of it's life that bike has over 35k hard miles on it. It's on its third fork (all replaced by Tom, he finally made a special one off Tandem tubed' fork for me) and second paint job. But yep, It has since retired from everyday use. It's earned it.....

    If you look thru the past thread pics I've posted there's a picture (scan of a real paper picture) of it back in 89 with lot's of dirt on it and the original U-brake setup front and rear. but the paint remains the original scheme I designed. You can find the story on it. Rick at D&D then started copying that paint scheme for other production bikes.

    That bikes been to Point Reyes too when did you work there?


    Wew! It feels like the Kentucky Derby in here , Competitions tough! I got to do what I can to whip that horse down the stretch
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    LOL!!

    Ya, I can tell you since I'm the original owner of that bike and an Avocet 1 sat on it most of it's life that bike has over 35k hard miles on it. It's on its third fork and second paint job. But yep, It has since retired. it's earned it.....

    That bikes been to Point Reyes too


    LOL!! It feels like the Kentucky Derby in here , I got to do what I can to whip the horse down the stretch

    haha. Do you have a rack and some panniers? How bout throwing some mud and dust on it and resnap the pic?

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    I had to go back through the pictures just to check rim/tube type and who was/wasn't running valve caps/collars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    haha. Do you have a rack and some panniers? How bout throwing some mud and dust on it and resnap the pic?

    I'm tellin you.....

    "You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    I had to go back through the pictures just to check rim/tube type and who was/wasn't running valve caps/collars.

    deduction of points for the valve stem locknut and cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    I had to go back through the pictures just to check rim/tube type and who was/wasn't running valve caps/collars.

    LOL!!!

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    You know, I thought that was funny until I went back to the pictures and saw Eric's valve stems. It must take him forever to set up his shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    You know, I thought that was funny until I went back to the pictures and saw Eric's valve stems. It must take him forever to set up his shots.

    Yeah, what the sh!t!? How do I only have two votes?

    Its totally period correct. Clean in the picture but has its original patina. Its a racer/rider. I lined up the tire lables and valve stems, leveled the cranks. Built from the ground up (not bought as is).

    Maybe I'm an assho!e?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Yeah, what the sh!t!? How do I only have two votes?

    Its totally period correct. Clean in the picture but has its original patina. Its a racer/rider. I lined up the tire lables and valve stems, leveled the cranks. Built from the ground up (not bought as is).

    Maybe I'm an assho!e?
    I was going to vote for you but then I saw that long Tri-style presta valve, and I was like, no way. No surprise daHoov's bike is 3x as popular as yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    How do I only have two votes?
    What the hell's wrong with you? Your a "super mod". You can create AT LEAST 16 sock puppet accounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy

    Maybe I'm an assho!e?
    fo sho


    who tossed me a pity vote?
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    fo sho


    who tossed me a pity vote?
    Don't look at me.

    I voted for a White one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    who tossed me a pity vote?

    I sure as hell didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I sure as hell didn't.
    ladies and gentlemen, may I present: captain obvious


    I refer you back to the first part of my last post
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    "Canadian Annapurna" closing in on Rumpfys P-23
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Hollister, why should we vote for your bike if even its owner won't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    fo sho


    who tossed me a pity vote?
    I've taken pity you. Dunno why...... maybe 'cause you've had a hand in some of the Rumpfmonster's amazing build ups and you are a Bontrager fan which rocks in my book!

    But..... I like its subdued good looks. Very clean and the blue metallic paintwork looks classy + high flange hubs (at least on the front wheel) + the friction shifters give it an 'old school cool' look which seems to be missing a little (just a little) on the other bikes.

    I love underdogs too! The other contenders, while all fantastic just don't sing to me. If I had another vote, Upchuck's Timbercomp would've got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexk
    blah blah blah blah blah blah... If I had another vote, Upchuck's Timbercomp would've got it.
    Thanks for the kind words. Need I say that I've already been to Kinko's and had your post engraved on a large wall plaque for my office?
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    Final stretch and every vote counts. Super high competition. Who would have predicted the statistical three-way dead heat. Heart braking that a lot of really worthy bikes are getting spanked two.

    Also, hope you Kleinimals are getting ready for February! [difficulty knobby]

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    It's not a statistical dead heat since there's no margin of error.

    The Annapurna is winning, and not just because I voted twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dick
    It's not a statistical dead heat since there's no margin of error.

    The Annapurna is winning, and not just because I voted twice.

    maybe he factored in a margin of error for the sock puppet accounts to be used later if need be.

    And I've heard of V brakes and disc brakes but never heart brakes.

    BP, so it's Kleins next month? This could be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    maybe he factored in a margin of error for the sock puppet accounts to be used later if need be.

    And I've heard of V brakes and disc brakes but never heart brakes.

    BP, so it's Kleins next month? This could be fun.
    I slept 5 hours on Sat and 0 hours on Sun. I have a serious case of dumb coming on. Apologies to all.

    Yep - Klein battle. Needs to be a little narrower than that though! Red for Valentines day? Adroit throw down? Bueller? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I slept 5 hours on Sat and 0 hours on Sun. I have a serious case of dumb coming on. Apologies to all.

    Yep - Klein battle. Needs to be a little narrower than that though! Red for Valentines day? Adroit throw down? Bueller? ...

    Kleins without metal spokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Kleins without metal spokes?
    I'd prefer that that do have metal spokes!

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    sq_rt_of_2's 1989 Super Comp got an automatic DQ from my vote for the slick tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    sq_rt_of_2's 1989 Super Comp got an automatic DQ from my vote for the slick tires!
    Just wait till the Klein MVB
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I slept 5 hours on Sat and 0 hours on Sun. I have a serious case of dumb coming on. Apologies to all.

    Yep - Klein battle. Needs to be a little narrower than that though! Red for Valentines day? Adroit throw down? Bueller? ...

    Have a no-slicks Klein MVB and that should narrow it way down.
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    I think (especially for the Klein category) that bikes with slicks should be DQ'd or ignored wholesale...

    Who's with me?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    I think (especially for the Klein category) that bikes with slicks should be DQ'd or ignored wholesale...

    Who's with me?!?!

    In that case, we'll have about 2 entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Thanks for the kind words. Need I say that I've already been to Kinko's and had your post engraved on a large wall plaque for my office?
    Ha ha ha! Maybe I need to set up one of these sock puppet accounts so I can give it a vote.
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    I don't know. I think it might be fun to have a "Kleins, Slicks, and Spins" MVB. Maybe later. Can't start off so soon like that I guess.

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    There are some sweet Kleins. I'd like to see 'em do battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    I think (especially for the Klein category) that bikes with slicks should be DQ'd or ignored wholesale...

    Who's with me?!?!
    Agreed! That was exactly the same reason for not voting on the '89 Supercomp. Ritchey with slicks! Aaaarrrgh! It still is a really nice bike though (and I would gladly own it) .

    This whole thing was really splitting hairs between so many suitable contenders. The Annapurna is bloody great too but it was just too predictable to give it my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Yup, its the second best P-23 posted.
    Which P-23 is actually closer to 23 pounds??? My vote may come down to that.

    The black one (or was it the rider on the black one) kicked my butt at Keyesville last year, so that counts for something.

    Red is hot, but for some reason I am having nightmares about rusted chains.

    A matching pump gets extra credit.

    Then again, I hear that white is the new black, especially when it is dirty.

    Too much quality work. You all rock! This is tough.
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    I agree, I'd love to see some nice Kleins...but Klein Mountain Bikes...not road bikes, or mountain/city bikes or "hey look at all the matched anno crap I have" bikes.

    Mountain bikes - like the kind that people ride off road and are not afraid to get dirty...

    Most (not all) Klein owner/collectors I have encountered don;t actually ride their bikes...they polish them and admire them and obsess over them...but they don't RIDE them.

    I think bonus points should be given for Patina!

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    Had to go with Laffeux's. All of them are worthy of a win though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    sq_rt_of_2's 1989 Super Comp got an automatic DQ from my vote for the slick tires!
    Pity the abuse of a defenceless inanimate object and its well meaning but naive owner.

    I have the original tyres, see photo. Does that help? Probably not ...ah it was worth a shot anyway.

    This is fun and interesting. Learning stuff all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    Very nice selection.

    I have to be nit picky to choose one.

    Modern parts and bad saddle positions tend to make me cringe . . . but that's just me.
    yup. cr's saddle position makes me suffer.
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    This thread has over 2000 views. Surely it would garner more votes than a little less than 100. Vote lurkers vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    This thread has over 2000 views. Surely it would garner more votes than a little less than 100. Vote lurkers vote!

    I've clicked on it at least 10 times over the last week. And I know kb11 checks it like every 15 minutes hoping for some Canadian love.

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    For next month I'm thinking the theme will be Kleins - garage queens and riders. If you submit a garage queen it has to be NOS or close to it. If it is a rider, you need photographic proof, either of you riding it or the bike pictured on a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    If it is a rider, you need photographic proof, either of you riding it or the bike pictured on a ride.
    ....in the shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    This thread has over 2000 views. Surely it would garner more votes than a little less than 100. Vote lurkers vote!


    Hmmmm, voting is pretty close with FF Annapurna pulling ahead....

    In the spirit of the current economy, with true political bravado. It may be time for me to pull out all the stops and start offering monetary bribes or some form of a "Bail Out" in order to gain a few extra votes to close the gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Hmmmm, voting is pretty close with FF Annapurna pulling ahead....

    In the spirit of the current economy, with true political bravado. It may be time for me to pull out all the stops and start offering monetary bribes or some form of a "Bail Out" in order to gain a few extra votes to close the gap.

    I still have two sock puppet accounts that are accepting monetary offers.

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    Had I known that it was going to be this close, I'd have voted for myself. Oops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Had I known that it was going to be this close, I'd have voted for myself. Oops...

    LOL!! Apparently, It's never too late.

    Or you could have just thrown more mud on your bike......


    I voted for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I still have two sock puppet accounts that are accepting monetary offers.
    Would you accept a slightly used parchment sheepskin trash can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Would you accept a slightly used parchment sheepskin trash can?

    Next!




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    If everyone votes for mine I will vote for theirs....promise!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    ....in the shade.

    Ha ha, Stu, loser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Had I known that it was going to be this close, I'd have voted for myself. Oops...
    I still have a vote, you know my paypal email for donations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    I still have a vote, you know my paypal email for donations?
    I predict CDN Annapurna goes up 50% in popularity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I predict CDN Annapurna goes up 50% in popularity!
    Well it should. No fake lugs here Its the real deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    Well it should. No fake lugs here Its the real deal

    Why didn't you submit that P-23 Team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    If everyone votes for mine I will vote for theirs....promise!!
    Those slicks are hurting your bike vote!
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    I'm amazed that the green machine has gotten so many votes, it must either be sympathy or that Blue Collar used look ......







    .......and I still think it's an Ultra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    I'm amazed that the green machine has gotten so many votes, it must either be sympathy or that Blue Collar used look ......
    Your whole family must have MTBR accounts.
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    honest truth...

    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Your whole family must have MTBR accounts.

    I didn't even vote for it, too many other great looking rides I'm almost embaressed to have it listed in the same thread. But thanx for the votes, it is a fun rider.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Why didn't you submit that P-23 Team?
    What? you dont like real lugs? The P-23 Team needs a couple of parts swapped out to pass muster with a few of you Just been to lazy cause it rides perfect as is.
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    Three days to go! The suspense is killing me.

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    I'm getting ready to cast my vote --

    And, it's probably going toward a bike that has a history of blowing beads.



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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Those slicks are hurting your bike vote!
    Think of them as very, very worn knobbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    I'm getting ready to cast my vote --

    And, it's probably going toward a bike that has a history of blowing beads.


    Ayee, and we've got the pictures to prove it.......

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    Late breaking event in the bike contest threatens to throw the race wide open.

    New photo taken today in Newcastle-upon-Tyne shows √2ís Super Comp with original knobby tyres.

    Can this photo be shown to the voting public without raising the ire of the other candidates?

    Only Bush Pig can decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    Late breaking event in the bike contest threatens to throw the race wide open.

    New photo taken today in Newcastle-upon-Tyne shows √2ís Super Comp with original knobby tyres.

    Can this photo be shown to the voting public without raising the ire of the other candidates?

    Only Bush Pig can decide.

    Amazing what a difference that makes. Now that bike looks proper!

    I'd change my vote if I could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    New photo taken today in Newcastle-upon-Tyne shows √2’s Super Comp with original knobby tyres.

    Can this photo be shown to the voting public without raising the ire of the other candidates?[/CENTER]
    Very nice, but the original picture is like seeing the supermodel pick her nose. The mystique has taken a hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    Late breaking event in the bike contest threatens to throw the race wide open.

    New photo taken today in Newcastle-upon-Tyne shows √2ís Super Comp with original knobby tyres.

    Can this photo be shown to the voting public without raising the ire of the other candidates?

    Only Bush Pig can decide.
    There much be something in the rules about switching pics but I like it much better now
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    seat position point deduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    Late breaking event in the bike contest threatens to throw the race wide open.

    New photo taken today in Newcastle-upon-Tyne shows √2ís Super Comp with original knobby tyres.

    Can this photo be shown to the voting public without raising the ire of the other candidates?

    Only Bush Pig can decide.
    Much better. But what about the rules? Grounds for DQ, Bushpig?
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    Horizon not level
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Your rear cable housing is still too long.

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    But bonus points for having tire label's lined up with valve stem Rumpfy would be proud
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    But bonus points for having tire label's lined up with valve stem Rumpfy would be proud
    Thanks....His bike did inspire me to do that.

    I could have taken more time on the photo but it was starting to get dark here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2
    Thanks....His bike did inspire me to do that.

    I could have taken more time on the photo but it was starting to get dark here.
    Good job, Rocco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    But bonus points for having tire label's lined up with valve stem Rumpfy would be proud

    True, but the wheels aren't positioned with the valve stems both at 12 o'clock.
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    Any rules against last minute show casing?





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    You know, that is one sweet Timber Comp! Well played, my friend...Well played...

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    He got the frame and fork for me and built it up like that. Really nice work. Clean and seamless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    You know, that is one sweet Timber Comp! Well played, my friend...Well played...
    I'm gunnin' for Sky's P-23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    He got the frame and fork for me and built it up like that. Really nice work. Clean and seamless.
    Thanks Noah. I was thinking about bringing it to Keyesville to race this year but have decided on something with less glamour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    He got the frame and fork for me and built it up like that. Really nice work. Clean and seamless.

    I would actually say seeing the details it goes down. Pedals, post, cranks, tires, rims are all too new. Needs Ritchey rims. And the tucked in toe straps top it off. Sorry Upchuck.

    Super nice parts, but it looks like the build kit came from a different brand of bike that was newer than this frame. Kinda kills the whole Ritchey and 80s vibe to me that some of the others really have here... But that's just me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    He got the frame and fork for me and built it up like that. Really nice work. Clean and seamless.

    You should have entered the before pics of your build for this contest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I would actually say seeing the details it goes down. Pedals, post, cranks, tires, rims are all too new. Needs Ritchey rims. And the tucked in toe straps top it off. Sorry Upchuck.

    Super nice parts, but it looks like the build kit came from a different brand of bike that was newer than this frame. Kinda kills the whole Ritchey and 80s vibe to me that some of the others really have here... But that's just me...
    You cut me to the quick, DL. Just for that, I'm going to post pics of the bastardized Merlin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    You cut me to the quick, DL. Just for that, I'm going to post pics of the bastardized Merlin.

    no, it's a great bike and a fine build. For me it's about nostalgia and the bike doesn't supply it for me as it is. Didn't mean to be harsh. If it makes you feel better, you did a much better job than BP did with it.

    For some people it's about building a clean bike, and you do that well with all that I've seen. Or some people want to build a rider, correct parts be damned. For me I like a bike that looks like it did back in the day.

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    For me the one that oozes the most '80s nostalgia is Hollister's. Close second going to First Flight's and Laffeaux's but FFB's has Smoke tires and Laffeaux's has bar ends. But I didn't vote for any of those three. CRC got my vote. He paid the most. Just kidding, but he did get my vote. Love the look of that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Is that an oversize paper shim holding holding the handlebar in place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Is that an oversize paper shim holding holding the handlebar in place?

    Looks like an old Tange Prestige decal.

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    Two votes ... so exciting. I think the P's got overlooked this time around. There has to be a P series only contest one of these months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Two votes ... so exciting. I think the P's got overlooked this time around. There has to be a P series only contest one of these months!

    What a great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    For me the one that oozes the most '80s nostalgia is Hollister's. Close second going to First Flight's and Laffeaux's but FFB's has Smoke tires and Laffeaux's has bar ends. But I didn't vote for any of those three. CRC got my vote. He paid the most. Just kidding, but he did get my vote. Love the look of that bike.
    nothing screams 80s more to me than the Bullmooses
    my 80's list goes
    Bullmooses
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    flar bar with stem (narrow bar)

    so Hollister and crc's have that. Had I known the history behind crcs (ridden and repainted) it would have got my vote. As I said, if there was one (in my size) that I could have it is his.

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    There are some great bikes here...

    ..... it's not over yet but I already consider my undecaled, plain jane, everyday rider a winner.... I didn't expect any votes but thanks to those that gave me some. That's what I think is great about this forum, there's "different strokes for different folks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    For some people it's about building a clean bike, and you do that well with all that I've seen. Or some people want to build a rider, correct parts be damned. For me I like a bike that looks like it did back in the day.
    I understand where you're coming from. To be honest, the T-Comp isn't my fav in my stable for that very reason.

    I have a 23 year old well ridden beauty that recently came to me with the original tires and big goofy bell. I only changed the tires so that I could ride it. The bell had to stay. In fact, she's the one I'll be riding in K-Ville.
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    I demand a recount!!

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    This was much more difficult than most municipal elections. Where do I get my "I voted" sticker?
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    Come on people, three votes for a win to Laffeux's 1986 Team Comp! Get with it, this isn't a wall hanger contest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Come on people, three votes for a win to Laffeux's 1986 Team Comp! Get with it, this isn't a wall hanger contest!
    Dammit Laffeux!! You got your own damn cheering section now.....

    WTF!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Dammit Laffeux!! You got your own damn cheering section now.....

    WTF!!




    LOL!!

    do you have any yard signs, CRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    do you have any yard signs, CRC?

    wait till you see my strategy next time......

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    At the top end a tightly fought battle, but in the end FFB's elegant Annapurna took all comes. Having beating Laffeaux's well used and loved Team Comp, this vote may show that, taken as a whole, the VRC kids on MTBR like them some wallhangers. I know I do, even though my vote was for CRC. He probably could've scored more points by explaining that that classic Ritchey paint scheme orginated ... on that bike! (at least in the bike contest) Well the competition is fierce and Feb is fast approaching. Get yer Klein reading and it better be from 1987 to 1990. Slicks or knobbies? The democratic tendancies of VRC will let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Dammit Laffeux!! You got your own damn cheering section now.....

    WTF!!




    LOL!!
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    I should have bought more votes. But after what happened to the Illinois Governor this week I was a bit scared to throw around too much political might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    . even though my vote was for CRC. .
    Did I ever tell you what good taste you have in bikes??


    LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    I should have bought more votes. But after what happened to the Illinois Governor this week I was a bit scared to throw around too much political might.

    I think were going to have to disqualify FF. They probably have a "get a 10% discount off your parts" sign "if you vote for our bike" on their store counter.

    Perhaps some sort of a "Mulligan" or "Handicap" or what ever that's called. Dammit......
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    wow, if I had voted for my own, I would have ended up 4th ????

    and would have beaten Rumpfy, Hollister, Upchuck, kb, veloculture and sq2's entrys?

    it's a new world
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    I think were doing to have to disqualify FF. They probably have a "get a 10% discount off your parts" sign "if you vote for our bike" on their store counter.

    Perhaps some sort of a "Mulligan" or "Handicap" or what ever that's called. Dammit......

    LOL.

    I can hear Wes: "Yes sir, you would like 10% off? Just log in here and vote for the Annapurna."

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    wow, if I had voted for my own, I would have ended up 4th ????

    and would have beaten Rumpfy, Hollister, Upchuck, kb, veloculture and sq2's entrys?

    it's a new world

    coughcharityvotescough.

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    Rub it in, much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Anything but first doesn't matter.
    I hope you forgot your and that's not how you really feel
    :)

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    Second is first loser

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Anything but first doesn't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    I hope you forgot your and that's not how you really feel

    second is first loser.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    second is first looser.......
    tighten and loosen
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    tighten and loosen

    yea, friggen typo

    besides I like to emphasize LOOOSER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    LOL.

    I can hear Wes: "Yes sir, you would like 10% off? Just log in here and vote for the Annapurna."
    i think you would have a better chance at getting a refund than a discount out of me!, I would have voted differently if it wouldnt have been for slicktiregate

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    It was a tight race.

    Nearly pulled it out in the end.

    Thanks to the other person that voted for my bike.

    My suggestions for a next contest: Ritchey Super Comps built in years ending in 9, having US patriotic paint schemes, with long rear cables and owned by foreign nationals that can change tyres quickly.

    Congratulations to all, especially the Annapurna. Nice bikes. Lots of fun!!

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    Hey, that almost makes up for my something like 0 for 15 on Retrobike

    Guess that means ya'll have better taste than the Brits

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    Hey, that almost makes up for my something like 0 for 15 on Retrobike

    Guess that means ya'll have better taste than the Brits

    LOL!!

    Have you ever had english "cuisine"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    I hope you forgot your and that's not how you really feel
    I'm not sour. I also don't think I needed to put a happy face with it. I can if you want me to.
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    You need more Anno [email protected] and carbon wheels to win on Retrobike...I'm still amazed the Lobster actually got anything when I posted it...thought it did have a mavic group and a USE post to butter up to the Euros!

    they flat out ignored my Ibis, though.

    I'd love to see a "Nicest bike nobody's heard of" category for one of the MVB's, for all the unique freak shows I've seen posted up here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
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    There was some tough competition. Your Timberwolf was on my short list for votes. I just love that satin blue paint job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    Hey, that almost makes up for my something like 0 for 15 on Retrobike

    Guess that means ya'll have better taste than the Brits
    Congrats Jeff! You would have had even more votes if it had a different (cold forged and silver) crankset.
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    Congrats FFB on the first MBV win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Congrats FFB on the first MBV win.
    hey at least I have actually ridden that Annapurna on the trails, sweet riding bike!!!

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