Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:14 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:42 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
Little update...I have done around 200 miles on it so far and still loving it! Its quite an upright ride which is better on the wrists for me than my retro rides...(still love them too tho!) Through the late summer months the Schwalbe Racing Ralphs have been a good blend of grip vs rolling resistance. However the seasons have changed and todays ride was much more muddy and slippy and the Ralphs struggled! So now I need to find some better wet/muddy tyres for the usual UK climate...any suggestions?? But nothing too heavy ideally...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:00 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
For those that don't know the CXR cracked in 4 places!! The frame is toast and I have bought a Santa Crux Highball as a replacement so look out for that build in the near future!

Gawd bless her and she's gone to a better place now...RIP!

Doug


Last edited by wookiee on Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:22 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16945
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Viking funeral?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:23 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
The History Man wrote:
Viking funeral?



Thats not a bad idea...I'd be the one firing the flaming arrow!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:26 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18217
Location: Sunny Glasgow
I think you should give repairing it a go.
Its basically fibreglass and like it it goes on in layers of fabric and resin brushed on :?

The final result might not look fantastic but im sure it could be made to live again if only under the guise of a shopping or pub bike.
I reckon it would be fun to attempt too :D


Thats my thruppence ha'pennies worth


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:30 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
dyna-ti wrote:
I think you should give repairing it a go.
Its basically fibreglass and like it it goes on in layers of fabric and resin brushed on :?

The final result might not look fantastic but im sure it could be made to live again if only under the guise of a shopping or pub bike.
I reckon it would be fun to attempt too :D


Thats my thruppence ha'pennies worth


Mate I don't have the know how nor the wallet to attempt that...besides I dont think I would ever trust it again....Its yours for a few quid if you want to take up the challenge! lol


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:59 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:30 pm
Posts: 478
Location: maidstone, kent
Thats not great for a 2011 frame! especially given the cost of the bike new. Have you approached Marin about this? They may send a replacement? Happened to people I know with Trek and Cube frames.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:20 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
jimbog wrote:
Thats not great for a 2011 frame! especially given the cost of the bike new. Have you approached Marin about this? They may send a replacement? Happened to people I know with Trek and Cube frames.



The thing is I am not the original owner infact as it turns out the 3rd and the warranty only applies to the original purchaser...I have emailed, facebooked and old fashioned posted mail to Marin...and finally heard this back today!

"Hi Doug,

Please accept my apologies for the delayed reply. The message that you sent via our website and which was forwarded to me was filtered by my spam folder. It may have had to do with the number of attachments.

We are naturally very gratified by your brand loyalty over the years.

As you point out, your frame is not covered by our warranty policy. We are investigating the possibilities, please allow us some time.
"

.....So we'll see!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:35 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16945
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Fingers crossed eh?

Can I have a piece of the old one?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:37 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
The History Man wrote:
Fingers crossed eh?

Can I have a piece of the old one?



I'll send you a fibre....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group