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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:16 pm 
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I’ve been offered a tidy looking Muirwoods for £50 should I buy it?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:37 am 
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If you have a suitable purpose in mind for it, then yes. I'm not sure there's a lot of point otherwise. £50 is a fair price for one in good condition, so you could probably sell it on and get your money back if you don't like it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:12 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Twister wrote:
I’ve been offered a tidy looking Muirwoods for £50 should I buy it?


No.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:19 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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one tube might be cro-mo


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Oh, some of you Retrobikers are a tough bunch as far as the old Muirwoods is concerned. By 1995, it was 12kg and no longer Marin's lowest quality bike: it was about third from the bottom and boasted Shimano's equally not-quite-bottom Alivio group set. Not ideal for actual mountain biking but for getting around the streets of London . . . It's only fifty quid lost when it gets nicked.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:23 am 
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Quite - a brilliant commuter.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Yes.

I have had many steel bikes and the marins ride good.

Good frame , but change some of the parts.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:17 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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If it was like this one with a full cro-mo frame then why not but the early ones were not so nice

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 am 
retrobike rider
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I have had a few early-mid 90s Marins, I always find the steering feels slow and a bit ponderous. For commuting fine, otherwise I’d say no.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:50 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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What is the Marin Food Chain then?

Had a 95 Bear Valley SE that I quite liked. STX RC and strange brakes?

Where does it all sit in the scheme of things?


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