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Hmmm, left or right, right or left

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by LLB, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Bit the bullet and got the Hybrid (Giants gone). I've yet to get the SPDs sorted out, but I'm just playing around with the seat height/trip computer etc etc.

    Pleased with what I've seen so far with the Marin, but the force is strong with the one on the left ;)
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Nice Marin.

    Always had a soft spot for them. Don't like the new curvy framed-ones though
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Does that one have the steel frame like the Muirwoods?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    LLB

    LLB Guest

    No idea what they made the Ninja out of, but the Marin is 7005 ally (triple butted) ;)
     
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I nearly bought a Muirwoods once, as I liked the idea of the steel frame and 26"£ wheels.

    But the bloke in On Your Bike's manner was not one of someone whose salary depended on him getting on with customers.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    LLB

    LLB Guest

    It is a road going hybrid 700x28c wheels, carbon forks etc etc. I liked the OCR1 but wanted a change from the prone position - get enough of that on the m/cycle, but the wind lifts your weight off the bars when you get above 40mph
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    It got the kenda kwick roller 28 tyres?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    LLB

    LLB Guest

    Kenda nylon belted tyres with a directional arrow on them and a rain clearing tread pattern - not slick, and nothing else fancy stamped on them :wacko:
     
  9. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Just interested. Some of the muirwood and fairfax models knocking around weren't so different from mine although I don't have carbon forks or anything like that.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    LLB

    LLB Guest

    It was an 06 model, knocked down by a silly amount when I went in there a couple of days ago. I've been in and out of the shop for months keeping an eye on it. The temptation was just too much and weakness for shiny things got the better of me :wacko:
     
  11. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    really?:wacko::rolleyes:

    take the one on the left out. on a private track. quick
     
  12. OP
    OP
    LLB

    LLB Guest

    As opposed to my old roadie which has fcuk all in the way of grooves and a couple of interesting lockups in the rain later........

    Re the one on the left, I do already, and yes it is :wacko:
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    The Marin looks good, what's all this talk about the left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Tread on a bike tyre on the road will make no difference at all in the wet to a slick tyre.
     
  15. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    That Marin does look like a nice bike - I know nothing about the powered kind, so must forego discussion of the one on the left!

    (BTW, my experience of Kenda tyres has not been happy - might be worth budgeting for a pair of replacements, depending on where you ride...)