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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”  4

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.  3

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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My vote went to juliet elliott, its not black and I guess it is for a female. Those were my biggest reasons

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andyp [1460 posts] 2 years ago
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'Chris Froome liked my design best'

And for that reason, I'm out.

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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andyp wrote:

'Chris Froome liked my design best'

And for that reason, I'm out.

Did I say Froomey?  20 That was a typo, I mean't [insertyourfavouriteriderhere], lol  21

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velovoice [23 posts] 2 years ago
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My vote went to Alice Carter... partly because she's a friend but mostly because hers was hands-down the classiest, without being boring.

There are a shocking number of boring, unimaginative designs in this shortlist - yours Greg nowhere the worst, mind you!

And what's with all the flames?!

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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velovoice wrote:

My vote went to Alice Carter... partly because she's a friend but mostly because hers was hands-down the classiest, without being boring.

There are a shocking number of boring, unimaginative designs in this shortlist - yours Greg nowhere the worst, mind you!

And what's with all the flames?!

Yeah, not sure what the whole flame thing is, I might have gone for that when I was 8...but maybe I'm out of touch.

Alice's is rather nice. I'm undecided about riding a brown bike myself, but it does look quite classy.

In any case, I don't think the eventual winner will be the best looking bike, but rather just how many friends they have or how many people they can cajoul into voting for theirs. I do hope a good looking bike wins though.  1

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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It is going to be a boring winner, rather than using a choice of colour combo that you couldn't just go out and buy in any bike shop

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

It is going to be a boring winner, rather than using a choice of colour combo that you couldn't just go out and buy in any bike shop

Yeah I get that, but if people wanted to ride bikes with crazy colours, wouldn't the manufacturers offer them as standard? Maybe maybe not.

I just designed a bike I'd like to ride and if that means it's a little boring to some, then so be it. Anyway, falling behind now, so there is unlikely to be another black bike on the road.

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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breezergood [34 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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notfastenough [3708 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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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)

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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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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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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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.  41

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  3

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breezergood [34 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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GoingRoundInCycles [133 posts] 2 years ago
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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 ......

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breezergood [34 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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breezergood [34 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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GoingRoundInCycles [133 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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Goldfever4 [224 posts] 2 years ago
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I am sad that my British Racing Green effort wasn't shortlisted  2

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breezergood [34 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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NO.

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gregww1 [30 posts] 2 years ago
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mooleur wrote:

NO.

Thanks for your support honey!  11

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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gregww1 wrote:
mooleur wrote:

NO.

Thanks for your support honey!  11

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

I voted for Juliet.

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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Awwww Mooey SWEETNESS....play nice  24 24

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neildmoss [306 posts] 2 years ago
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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.  31

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Griffsters [30 posts] 2 years ago
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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  13 . It just doesn't meet the 'wow' factor needed to win something like this.

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neildmoss [306 posts] 2 years ago
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I did. I'm losing!

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