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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:28 am 
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Might be tempted by one of these to replace my soul if anyone's looking to move one on.

Really after the look of the Lynskey version rather than the earlier Taiwanese ones.

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Weren't the Merlins better made?


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Don't know on that one. Unless you have further insight. Just liked the look of the sloping down tube and etched graphics.


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http://bikemagic.com/gear/cotic-2010.html

http://singletrackworld.com/2009/11/cot ... -the-soda/


Reading between the lines, it looks like Merlin made the show bike and a few prototypes, were unable to compromise their standards to meet Cotic's price point.
Lynskey on the other hand were more than willing to raise their game and add another mass production customer to their list...

Just a guess


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Cheers mate,
Read a much truncated version of the above which lead me to think the original soda were built buy merlin... Not really thinking to be honest about what that actually meant.

So really I am after a Lynskey built one. Not the Taiwanese soul identical ones.


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More food for thought: http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?source=se ... 80&bih=699

Lynskey have a bit of a reputation for cracking, including the Cotic Soda, but Cotic seem to honour their warranties.
Be careful with ne'er do wells flogging on basket cases though...


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Cheers for the heads up... Not sure how cotic would do when they're not made any more and second hand.


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dablk wrote:
Cheers for the heads up... Not sure how cotic would do when they're not made any more and second hand.


I wonder why they stopped making them...? :wink:


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