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Bike, comments please.......(10 posts)

Bike, comments please.......african
Jul 29, 2002 11:22 AM
Ok this is not my bike, but I just found it at a local store and my friend bought it. I think it is about 2 years old. It has that electronic shifting by mavic. Ignore the pedals thats just for the test ride. Just wanted some comments/feedback. As for me I am still looking for a bike, which is proving as hard as finding a wife.
Cheers.........
re: Bike, comments please.......grandemamou
Jul 29, 2002 11:36 AM
cool looking bike. I've never used Mavic Mektronic shifting so take this with a grain of salt. I have never heard anyone who "really" likes it. What I have heard is that the batteries tend to crap out pretty fast and it's not very reliable in the rain.

Someone who has actualy used it may give you a better perspective. If I remember right there are several guys who post on www.cyclingforum.com who use them.
in one word....Spirito
Jul 29, 2002 11:51 AM
... fxxxxin' ugly ....

yes thats 2 words but ugly on its own would not have been accurate enough,

looks like something that a 19 yo college brat, who owns an Acura finished with a 2 foot spoiler and 27 speakers, would ride on the weekend around campus in full team kit on a 10 mile ride (3 miles of both warm up and cool down).

ciao
Fugly... nm128
Jul 29, 2002 11:57 AM
not my bike, thanks anyway.........nmafrican
Jul 29, 2002 12:17 PM
if you listen closely, you can hear the ksyriums scream!(nm)merckx56
Jul 29, 2002 1:48 PM
platform pedals? did those come with the bike? (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 29, 2002 12:02 PM
bikes come without pedals, those are for a test ride nmafrican
Jul 29, 2002 12:15 PM
re: Bike, comments please.......No_sprint
Jul 29, 2002 12:09 PM
Marin makes fine bikes. I guess some people above think it's ugly. Yellow aint my color either, but many bikes are come as you are bikes. I don't particularly like the look of any Treks. That is not to say it's a bad bike.

In regards to Mektronic, a poster above states that *nobody really likes it*. A couple months ago there was a discussion on this very board where some Mek users came out to play. They were all very happy with it. As a matter of fact, the couple Mek users I know absolutely love it and swear by it. Yes, batteries do wear out.

If it fits you and is a good price, it looks like a fine bike to own.
not my bike, but up close it does look great....(thanks) nmafrican
Jul 29, 2002 12:16 PM