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Old December 4th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Hey Hey...

Retrobike is looking for FATS for their bike of the month contest. "FATS, vs KLEIN, vs YETI"

Surely, there are some stellar examples that come from this camp...

personally - I am looking forward to see your entries...

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Old December 4th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Hoping to have my Monster rebuilt in time to enter it up....

The ti Fat that won (by a LANDSLIDE) last month was a tribute to the marque--what a great build. Nice photo too.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Mainly....

well done! WOW
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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How about that 10th, eh?

This is going to be interesting... I know there's a ton of love for Fats over there, but up against Yetis and Kleins, I can't help but think it'll take a REALLY exceptional - and definitely not one as sedate as mine - Fat to take the day in a popularity contest.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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but matt---get a bigger pic in there--the bike deserves it.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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Tried... Total retrobike newb... Do I add them to my profile to get them without all that crap surrounding them?


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but matt---get a bigger pic in there--the bike deserves it.

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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Use a hosting service like photobucket or others to host them, then add the pics to the thread using the [img][/img] tags.

Before you stick them online somewhere, save a higher resolution/larger version. Around 1,000 pixels width is probably best for RBUK.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #10
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Hmmm...



My html is weak...

Anyway, they're now a bit larger and I swapped out the controls pic for the Don't Tread on me/BB shot.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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Flickr is a bit tricker than the others, but you can remove the extra two links at the bottom as well.
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Flickr is a bit tricker than the others, but you can remove the extra two links at the bottom as well.
Code or it didn't happen...
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Old December 5th, 2012, 1:53 PM   #14
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ta-da. copy and paste the above


or if that is tricky:


[*url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/56224279@N00/6305873289/][*img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6305873289_764ba6105e_b.jpg[*/img][/url*]

...but remove the four asterisks on either ends of each set of brackets.
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Quote:

or if that is tricky:


[*url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/56224279@N00/6305873289/][*img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6305873289_764ba6105e_b.jpg[*/img][/url*]

...but remove the four asterisks on either ends of each set of brackets.
It was tricky... Thanks for this!
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Old December 5th, 2012, 9:05 PM   #16
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you mean this guys 10th?

Don't know if he is on this forum, but this is mighty tasty. I would like to see a Syncros post on it.

Mainlyfat, I really like your bike, and I think it gives this one a nice run for the money.

By the way is it politically correct to post someone else bike?

If not please yank this one.

Oneschnark's tenth
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Agreed, the seat/saddle don't do much for me. Otherwise--super rad. And a stunning frame/fork.
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Agreed, the seat/saddle don't do much for me. Otherwise--super rad. And a stunning frame/fork.
I'd forgotten about those Turbo Lites and when I first saw it I thought WTF? A Vetta saddle? Is that an American Classic post?

Don't know why really, but I've always matched stem to post colour-wise.

But, yeah - stunning bike really and refreshingly non-blinged.
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you mean this guys 10th?

Don't know if he is on this forum, but this is mighty tasty. I would like to see a Syncros post on it.

Mainlyfat, I really like your bike, and I think it gives this one a nice run for the money.

By the way is it politically correct to post someone else bike?

If not please yank this one.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #20
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you mean this guys 10th?

Don't know if he is on this forum, but this is mighty tasty. I would like to see a Syncros post on it.

Mainlyfat, I really like your bike, and I think it gives this one a nice run for the money.

By the way is it politically correct to post someone else bike?

If not please yank this one.

Oneschnark's tenth
This is Phil's 10th. A frenchman who is living in Berlin. Here are some more pics. The saddle has been replaced by a flite, the Syncros post he is still looking for. Phil is actually an expert in Grove Innovation bikes.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 2:43 PM   #21
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after riding six mo on a wtb sst saddle i took a deep dislike for flites.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 2:59 PM   #22
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Colker funny you should mention that...I like the flites to look at, but I too have a ti railed WTB SST98 for comfort.

For show you go with flite....IMHO
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Old December 11th, 2012, 7:45 AM   #23
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I just looked at the contest.. well, if i ride a Klein it will be either a Pinnacle or Fervour, preferably w/ rollercams under chainstays. If it's a Fat, i will take a team comp or wicked over Yo Eddys any day. I believe that's where the aura is and that's where the riding quality is... but that's my taste.
Yetis are made for fast open trails while Fat Chances and Kleins come from technical woods backgrounds. Why compare those bikes in a single contest?
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Old December 25th, 2012, 9:58 PM   #24
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Voting is on. Lots of amazing bikes to choose from.
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Voting is on. Lots of amazing bikes to choose from.
I hope you win.. it would be good for the retrobikeuk community. The aesthethic values of your build are better by focusing on period correctness and function over color.
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