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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:17 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Bloody lovely steel frames, not sure on the alu ones but would certainly like a steel one myself one day

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12626&p=73408&hilit=lobster#p73408


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:22 am 
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If the later ones are Kinesis I guess they are very similar to the 2004 Jamis Dragon I have which is also made by them or in the same factory as far as I know.

Cool, I can respray my Dragon as a Rock Dragon.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:38 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Cool, I can respray my Dragon as a Rock Dragon.



or even a "Jami sLobster"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:16 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I had one of the 94 frames.... viewtopic.php?f=6&t=153378&hilit=lobster but sold it on a while ago.
I currently have a 2000(ish!) built up as my winter ride... viewtopic.php?f=21&t=224716&hilit=lobster
I was only out on in yesterday! Fantastic frames for the money, in my opinion


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:54 am 
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Great, I'll be humming Rock Lobster all day now! Just took some pics of my trusty copy of MBR...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:02 am 
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lrh wrote:
Great, I'll be humming Rock Lobster all day now! Just took some pics of my trusty copy of MBR...


Aha! Thanks for that! So that model is a 1998? or 97?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:25 am 
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I do know he's a nice man! When I put an "unknown" track bike on Fixedgeargallery some years ago he mailed me re possible IDs - and seemed genuinely and pleasantly surprised when I knew who he was!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:12 am 
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I very nearly bought a steel Rock Lobster frame in '93/94 but went with an Orange instead.
I do remember that Merlin Cycles sold the frames.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:13 am 
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wookiee wrote:
Aha! Thanks for that! So that model is a 1998? or 97?

The magazine is "January 1998" so 98 models, although small-volume makes are less restricted by launching stuff once-a-year on a fixed schedule.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Merlin Cycles have been stocking the frames for years. I remember one of their truely lightweight XC frames was rated as fit for 1 to 2 seasons only before potential failure, that must've been really paired down on the tubing thickness.


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