Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should

by gregww1   February 11, 2014  

Hi everyone, here is a list of 10 reasons why you should consider voting for my bike design in the Project One Trek Bike competition.

BTW, my bike is the black/grey/blue one with the name “Greg Whitton” Big Grin

1. Nobody else has pleaded for your vote that I know of…yet, that makes me a pioneer, a visionary. You should always back a visionary.
2. I’ve not been riding long, but I love it, I might just stick around here. More members = more stimulating conversation, everybody wins!
3. I’m a fat lad at the back of the pack, this bike might make me faster (and fitter), therefore there is more likelihood I can share the pain at the front, I’ll be able to do my time in the wind (this helps you!).
4. It’s black…black is cool, cool today, cool tomorrow, cool forever. So cool in fact, you’ll want to come ride with me, and folks who ride with me get cake, espresso and/or ale.
5. To prove I’m a noob, I went for the standard wheels, I should have gone for better wheels like those guys who are currently winning. Clearly I need your help.
6. Back to the black theme, did I mention it was cool? Let’s face it, deep down, you want to ride a black bike too, even if it is unoriginal.
7. I knew enough to know that my tyres, bar and saddle should all be the same colour and I will never ever mount a pump to the frame! See, there is hope…
8. For every vote you cast for a competitor, a puppy dies, fact.
9. Chris Froome liked my design best, he said it should win (this cannot be verified and may not be true).
10. Asking politely for your vote on here does not appear to contravene the rules nor the spirit of the competition (the judges don’t read this do they?).
11. I never stop at 10, I always go to 11…or 18 as I only have Sora.

Cheers folks...don't do it for me, do it for the puppies. Wink

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Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3083 posts]
12th February 2014 - 11:37

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notfastenough wrote:
Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

How much was the saving?

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
12th February 2014 - 11:46

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notfastenough wrote:
Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

It is a nice looking bike (she's better looking). Not sure i'd get away with that colour scheme as a bloke, but i'd have a go.

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
12th February 2014 - 11:51

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breezergood wrote:
notfastenough wrote:
Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

It is a nice looking bike (she's better looking). Not sure i'd get away with that colour scheme as a bloke, but i'd have a go.

Well it kind of helps she has a rather large following and a popular blog. All fair though. Not lost hope...yet.

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:10

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gregww1 wrote:
notfastenough wrote:
Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

How much was the saving?

It was a 6.9 SSL frameset, using 700 series OCLV. Price including stem etc, for £1249, which was half the RRP, and the colour scheme was nicely unique. At the time I was wrestling with bike-fit issues and didn't know whether the 56cm H2 was right for me. Turns out it is right for me, and I could have taken the gamble and built up a phenomenal bike, but hey, hindsight is 20/20. There was also a black one with blue flames for £50 more, so when reading this I have to smile, as at the time the flames look was a bit too flashy.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3083 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:54

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notfastenough wrote:

It was a 6.9 SSL frameset, using 700 series OCLV. Price including stem etc, for £1249, which was half the RRP, and the colour scheme was nicely unique. At the time I was wrestling with bike-fit issues and didn't know whether the 56cm H2 was right for me. Turns out it is right for me, and I could have taken the gamble and built up a phenomenal bike, but hey, hindsight is 20/20. There was also a black one with blue flames for £50 more, so when reading this I have to smile, as at the time the flames look was a bit too flashy.

Ouch, that does sound like a bit of a steal and I don't know much about these things really TBH, but that frame for half price...

Would have ignored the flames one (just not a flames type person)

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:00

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Yeah, there is something fishy about the comments flying around.

Everyone had the same chance of getting into the final draft. Some more than others because of multiple entries.

Juliet is getting some stick, yes, she's got a large following because she blogs and reviews things and is canvassing for votes. Good on her.

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
12th February 2014 - 16:05

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Gkam84 wrote:
Yeah, there is something fishy about the comments flying around.

Everyone had the same chance of getting into the final draft. Some more than others because of multiple entries.

Juliet is getting some stick, yes, she's got a large following because she blogs and reviews things and is canvassing for votes. Good on her.

Stick, really? I haven't seen any comments, obviously not looking in the same places. If she wins (and 24 hours ago she wasn't winning, so anything can change fast) then I take my hat off to her. She's had a fair few shares on FB I see, whereas in my case only 3 of my friends have shared, clearly she has nicer friends than me! (lots of 'unfriends' coming, lol). At the end, I just hope whoever wins, wins fair, and I don't think Juliet is doing anything that is unfair at all, she perhaps deserves something back for the effort she makes in other aspects of cycling. Applause

Of course, I'd like to win, who wouldn't? I'd love that bike, but I'm also happy with the bike I already have considering I only got in the saddle at the end of last year. That said, I won't turn my nose up to more votes in my favour Wink

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
12th February 2014 - 17:16

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Agreed. Fair play to everyone at the top of the leaderboard, they're clearly doing something right. I've still got plenty of time to bully friends and twitter folk to vote for me... seems to be working slowly but surely lol.

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
12th February 2014 - 22:23

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Oh it is definitely working.

I reckon you have received more than 100 votes in the last 40 minutes! There are some fast fingers out there.

At that rate you will be leading the competition in no time ......

Never in a hurry on a bicycle.

posted by GoingRoundInCycles [134 posts]
12th February 2014 - 22:47

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Really?. Knew my incessant tweeting would pay off eventually.. sure i'll have no followers left at the end of this competition tho lol..facebook friends are on the way out too haha

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
12th February 2014 - 23:59

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Oh yeah, just had a look, Bonus! still miles off the top tho, so wont get my hopes up too much just yet

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
13th February 2014 - 0:04

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Really?. Knew my incessant tweeting would pay off eventually.. sure i'll have no followers left at the end of this competition tho lol..facebook friends are on the way out too haha

Wow. The power of Twitter. I wonder what would happen if you REALLY put some effort into your tweets:

Maybe 500 votes per hour?

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Never in a hurry on a bicycle.

posted by GoingRoundInCycles [134 posts]
13th February 2014 - 10:27

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I am sad that my British Racing Green effort wasn't shortlisted Sad

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13th February 2014 - 10:43

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GoingRoundInCycles wrote:
breezergood wrote:
Really?. Knew my incessant tweeting would pay off eventually.. sure i'll have no followers left at the end of this competition tho lol..facebook friends are on the way out too haha

Wow. The power of Twitter. I wonder what would happen if you REALLY put some effort into your tweets:

Maybe 500 votes per hour?


That isn't my account, Try Breezerg00d (those are zeros in the good btw). I have another account aswell which has more follows, but is manly used for something else.. so, yeah

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
13th February 2014 - 11:00

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NO.

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
13th February 2014 - 13:06

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mooleur wrote:
NO.

Thanks for your support honey! Kiss

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
13th February 2014 - 14:11

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gregww1 wrote:
mooleur wrote:
NO.

Thanks for your support honey! Kiss

Call me honey again, I dare you! >.<

I voted for Juliet.

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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13th February 2014 - 17:12

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Awwww Mooey SWEETNESS....play nice Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
13th February 2014 - 17:33

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I'm just reminded of this prescient comment when the comp was first announced:

bikeboy76 wrote:
This sounds like the Autumn photograph competition instagram fiasco all over again! Unless you design some gaudy monstrosity you might not get a look in.

Currently leading entry: Gaudy. Like, really really. Sick

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posted by neildmoss [188 posts]
13th February 2014 - 19:06

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plenty of non-gaudy designs in there. go vote for them if you don't want a gaudy one to win

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
13th February 2014 - 19:32

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I created a bike with components that suited my riding and I thought was worth somewhere near the £3k price! Decent lightweight gruppo, better wheels (non areo) etc. Unfortunately that makes mine one of the more understated (ie boring) but a bike i'd actually like to ride on the terrain I do.

Never for a minute did I think it would get shortlisted Surprise . It just doesn't meet the 'wow' factor needed to win something like this.

posted by Griffsters [19 posts]
13th February 2014 - 19:37

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I did. I'm losing!

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posted by neildmoss [188 posts]
13th February 2014 - 21:35

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Griffsters wrote:
I created a bike with components that suited my riding and I thought was worth somewhere near the £3k price! Decent lightweight gruppo, better wheels (non areo) etc. Unfortunately that makes mine one of the more understated (ie boring) but a bike i'd actually like to ride on the terrain I do.

Never for a minute did I think it would get shortlisted Surprise . It just doesn't meet the 'wow' factor needed to win something like this.

Just sent a vote your way mate. Agree with everything you say, same here, I designed a bike I want to ride with good components. I still think it looks great but folks seem to love those aero rims. Never mind, will keep plugging away, think I'm losing friends on Facebook and Twitter now, lol.

posted by gregww1 [32 posts]
13th February 2014 - 22:42

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neildmoss wrote:
I did. I'm losing!

I voted for yours the other day matey! Wink

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13th February 2014 - 22:44

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breezergood wrote:
GoingRoundInCycles wrote:
breezergood wrote:
Really?. Knew my incessant tweeting would pay off eventually.. sure i'll have no followers left at the end of this competition tho lol..facebook friends are on the way out too haha

Wow. The power of Twitter. I wonder what would happen if you REALLY put some effort into your tweets:

Maybe 500 votes per hour?


That isn't my account, Try Breezerg00d (those are zeros in the good btw). I have another account aswell which has more follows, but is manly used for something else.. so, yeah

Fair play to you. Whatever you are doing it is certainly working.

450 votes taking you from 9th to 3rd place in 24 hours and now less than 200 behind the leader. If your fanbase keep voting like that you are definitely going to win.

Enjoy.

Never in a hurry on a bicycle.

posted by GoingRoundInCycles [134 posts]
14th February 2014 - 0:28

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Doubt it, i got a very slow start. I've got a few good friends drumming up a lot of support, but still a way off...Only just realised people can vote once a day tbf lol

posted by breezergood [35 posts]
14th February 2014 - 0:49

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People cannot vote once a day, as soon as you press like, that is it

What you can do, that I am disappointed to see after I just checked it.

You can log out, then press Like on the bike you want and it registers another vote....

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
14th February 2014 - 1:45

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gregww1 wrote:
Griffsters wrote:
I created a bike with components that suited my riding and I thought was worth somewhere near the £3k price! Decent lightweight gruppo, better wheels (non areo) etc. Unfortunately that makes mine one of the more understated (ie boring) but a bike i'd actually like to ride on the terrain I do.

Never for a minute did I think it would get shortlisted Surprise . It just doesn't meet the 'wow' factor needed to win something like this.

Just sent a vote your way mate. Agree with everything you say, same here, I designed a bike I want to ride with good components. I still think it looks great but folks seem to love those aero rims. Never mind, will keep plugging away, think I'm losing friends on Facebook and Twitter now, lol.

Cheers, likewise. Lovely looking bike BTW Cool

I've not gone to town with the media campaign as realistically I was never in with a chance. I asked at work for colleagues to put a vote in but it became problematic as we are behind a proxy and it logs via IP address it seems. So buggered there then unless I start doing some dodgy manipulation - which isn't gonna happen.

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14th February 2014 - 14:00

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Greg, you got my vote...

Gkam84 wrote:
You can log out, then press Like on the bike you want and it registers another vote....

Wow, yeah, I just tried it and it worked. I logged out an was able to record a couple more likes. Oooh! Dave, can you make it so that only people who are logged in can record a 'like'? wow... Sad

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15th February 2014 - 18:06

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