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Marin - Cool or Uncool?
Cool 51%  51%  [ 101 ]
Uncool 49%  49%  [ 97 ]
Total votes : 198
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Marin - not a bike, one bike, a model - MARIN

When you say you have a MARIN, there is no way you expect an 'ahh cool' response
If its a ti, or something special, you will get a good response, but as a brand firts respons is NOT COOL

If this gets cool on the wall there is something not right!! :o :lol:


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We've been through how to run the poll in previous votes. It was decided a simple cool.uncool is fairest and easiest. This is a bit of fun and intended to generate a bit of discussuin not intended to be an exercise in statistical analysis.


Have to say I'm a little surprised Marin are 'cool' thus far. Guess everyone has their own criteria. The marque was definitely cool (imho) late 80s/90s but faded to uncool pretty rapidly as the decade progressed....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:17 pm 
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a cool vote from me.....since I own and ride one daily it was a straight up one


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Lid wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
this will not be a good result if it makes the cool wall :?


Exactly, people will look at this site and laugh. All who call themselves Retrobikers will be mocked and pelted with Alivio in the streets.


so true...rusty alivio at that :cry:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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There is real gotta-have-it power here. So COOL! :roll:

I think the phrase you guys use is 'Pants'? :lol:


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John wrote:
The marque was definitely cool (imho) late 80s/90s but faded to uncool pretty rapidly as the decade progressed....


Burn brightly and then fade away, the lot of many of the retro brands....


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For me there has to be a line drawn between admiration and nostalgia and the monica of 'cool'. Yes there are some very nice models but as someone said earlier say the word Marin and does it immediately make you think WOW 8) .......? Well for me ...errr no i'm afraid not.

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As above

When I see Marins now I rate them alongside the hydroformed poop that is Trek & Giant...seriously uninspiring


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Surely as this is retrobike we are voting on the old Marins :?


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Easy_Rider wrote:
Surely as this is retrobike we are voting on the old Marins :?


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