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I smell baby boomers with...(7 posts)

I smell baby boomers with...Akirasho
Oct 7, 2001 4:55 PM
disposable income...

Airborne's Stratoliner shows that this company may be taking a Trek "Let no market remain untapped" policy.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Someone posted a Merlin similur to this. Hard to believe! (nm)Chris Zeller
Oct 8, 2001 4:13 AM
I don't get itDAC
Oct 8, 2001 5:34 AM
Why would somebody want a bike like this? Most "hybrid" buyers won't spend more than $350 on an entire bike, and the wheels alone one this are worth more than that.
I don't get it4bykn
Oct 8, 2001 6:32 AM
I think those wheels are Shimano R535's. About $250 a set if I'm not mistaken. I do agree that it'll be too expensive for a family cruiser. Remember the Merlin Newsboy? Did they actually sell any of those?
Litespeed tricyclemr_spin
Oct 8, 2001 7:17 AM
Did you ever see one of those? I'm sure someone must buy this stuff. Look at what sells at Nieman-Marcus around Christmas time!
"for those who want the best"filtersweep
Oct 8, 2001 2:28 PM
arguably these oddities probably contribute to the company's long-term survival and help keep the cost of your roadbike down! Laugh if you must, but these "baby boomers" are probably subsidizing your ride (no matter what you ride)!
I love it.vanzutas
Oct 8, 2001 3:57 PM
Let me start by saying I am 23 and have absolutly no interest in owning that bike my self. however, I think bikes like this one have an important place in cycling. It is a good quality bicycle that is comfortable enough for someone who is not a hard core cyclist. I hope they sell a million of them and people ride them once and actually like it because it is light and comfortable. then maybe they will ride it again and again. I have an old cannondale that I had when I was 13. It fits some girls that I know. I have offered it to three girls so far and they ride it once, it is way to agressive a posture for them and they never ride it again.

Most comfort bikes are medium quility at best. much too heavy to ride for a long time and not going to last for too long. people buy them ride a few times then forget about it.

So I say buy one for your wife, dad, mom, husband, whoever. they just might like it.