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    March retrobike.co.uk BOTM / vote vote!

    this is vintage-site-spam (in a good way though) but my 1990 MB-0 is a candidate for March Bike Of The Month at retrobike.co.uk ...
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8025

    ... and you can vote here:
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7874

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    Sidenote 1: I purchased the Zip from a VRC regular on ebay in 2005 (i'm not going to say who for privacy reasons but they can out themselves if they want)

    Sidenote 2: My 1990 Klein Attitude is also at retrobike.co.uk:
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7340

    Sidenote 3: Carsten won February's BOTM with his Klein Pulse Storm! (I think Elev12k is a MTBR regular too ... he has an entry also)

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    NO! Vote for my Schwinn "retro-bastard" ;-)

    Kidding, love the B-Stone - good luck!
    ...strictly downhill...

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    aero road post?


    Looks pretty darn nice.

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    Uh

    already voted . . . before you did this . . .

    for the Zip!

    Joy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    aero road post?
    heh ... i put the ritchey seatpost it came with on a different bike because it was in pretty shape and more of the seatpost is exposed on it. i had the old short campy seatpost in my parts bin and no other frame appropriate for it. it tangentially (minimally) alludes to the "weight-weenie'ish" aspect of the Zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOrange
    already voted . . . before you did this . . .
    gracias. i'm usually not one to pimp my bikes but i've never posted any of my rides at MTBR hence this pseudo-spammy-crosspost.

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    I'm sorry but...there are a couple bikes submitted to that list that really shouldn't be there.
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    as a future BOTM hopefull, my ballot will be kept secret...


    btw, what forks are on that gt?anyone?
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Love the bike Holden, and if it turns up again I will probably back it but I already decided the 'Brit pace' was getting my vote this time.

    great idea of how to get more folks on the retrobike site tho

    Hollister = the forks are off a raleigh originally circa 95-97 (I think) and beleive it or not are called U.G.L.I - yep ugli by name ugli by nature
    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    Are there any requirements or restrictions about the type of bike you can put in the BOTM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Are there any requirements or restrictions about the type of bike you can put in the BOTM?
    I don't think they're any given the range that tend to appear though I imagine retro/vintage is preferred. Last month, when Carsten won, it was a Klein theme. Carsten:Klein ... go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden
    I don't think they're any given the range that tend to appear though I imagine retro/vintage is preferred. Last month, when Carsten won, it was a Klein theme. Carsten:Klein ... go figure

    Gotcha.

    I just figured that if you allow a late 90's GT with Spins, roadie tires, and v-brakes in....and also base model Alpinestars with (LX500?) and reflectors are stacked up against dialed in NOS Kleins and restored B'Stone MB-0's that are works of art...it's not a level playing field.

    On the flip side, I guess you can't really tell someone that their bike is or isn't vintage. I'm trying to keep my personal opinion out of it...but some of those bikes don't belong in that group.


    I like the BOTM competition though. Looks like a cool thing you guys have going on there. I'll have to clean up a few of my bikes and get some good pictures and try my hand.
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    you forgot the klein quantum pro. otoh the pink pace is cool. i believe the stem is a proprietary one piece w/ the steerer. the pink cables are over the top.

    ps: nice gorbachev signature.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    you forgot the klein quantum pro. otoh the pink pace is cool. i believe the stem is a proprietary one piece w/ the steerer. the pink cables are over the top.

    ps: nice gorbachev signature.
    Yeah, the Klein too. That pace looks pretty well thought out to me.

    I should also probably say that I've not looked through past BOTM's to see how well stacked competition is month after month.


    re: gorbi sig. Yeah, I heard it this weekend and it really made sense. Regardless of how one feels about the guy, it's a wise quote.
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