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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:52 pm 
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gump wrote:
you nearly got me going on the saving weight thing!!


(..but lighter is better and half a pound is lots :wink: )


I'd better go and drill the Kona full of holes then! :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Simon wrote:

I'm not going to try to evangelise Merlins to you. I will just step in to make it very clear that I've got an 'old' Merlin - the new ones are just tarted up Litespeeds, which themselves are a fantastic example of marketing over substance, and rich white mens bikes.

Grrr - retrogrouch in full fly!


Never been called a rich white man before :lol:

Not sure the marketing department has done the brand any favours over the years (Ralph Lauren tie in anybody?) but I'm still loving the ride of my 97 frame.


Interested to see a litespeed frame go through ebay.co.uk for less than one of these old hei heis .....


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:53 pm 
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Its been a while since we fueled this debate.


Here we go:

"I like Konas more than GT's."

Discuss.


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:49 am 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Here we go:

"I like Konas more than GT's."


Because the fame is easier to clean :lol:

And Apollo had the tripple triangle too


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:51 am 
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snigger... :P


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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Its been a while since we fueled this debate.


Here we go:

"I like Konas more than GT's."

Discuss.


They are all made in taiwan anyway . :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:58 am 
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Cor look a zaskar.........no it's an apollo with no paint :? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:01 am 
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Yeah but it would be orange tho wouldnt it! (rust)

Not much kick-back from GT owners here? C'mon! I want a brawl!


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:05 am 
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NAW , we will just let you kona heads just blow each other off :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:07 am 
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heh heh heh... :lol:


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