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 Post subject: Merlin Echo
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:01 am 
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Sort of not mine anymore but wish it was still. If anyone knows of it's wearabouts I'd be interested.

Anyway, thought I'd post it to keep the gene pool fresh as it were.

:)


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:11 am 
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Superb.
I really, really like that :!:

Looks great and I bet it rides great too. :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:25 pm 
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now that's a full suss bike I like! 8)
have you ever owned a bad/ugly bike Gus?! :lol:


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 Post subject: Beauty is in the eye
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 1:26 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Gus is a professional aesthete - hence the frequent changes of clothing and changes of bike!!! 8)

Neil

PS. Some other clan member once said: 'Beauty can seem to fade once you own it... only to miraculously return when you've lost it!'


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:23 pm 
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manitou916 wrote:
Wow, that's a frame I would struggle to part with!


Part with? That's a frame I would get attached to, if you know what I mean! :P


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:25 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Yummy - thats quite nice


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Nice bike! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Lovely name....Lovely frame... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:43 pm 
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Kind words indeed chaps - thank you.

It was a beautful bike - wish I still owned it. Only thing was you could (thunk) always feel (thunk) and even hear the (thunk) rear shock topping back out as it (thunk) rebounded.

And no I wasn't too light/ heavy for it. Played around with what option there was for elastomers/ springs and couldn't get it to go quiet/ smooth.

Plus side was a stunningly quick accellerating machine on fluid trails. Admitedly more on the flatish than up hills, it was a bit quirmy up hills. But so nicley made. Still wish I had it, but couldn't justify an XLM as well.

It went to the west country I seem to remember. Can't be that many around as it was the last year they made Echo's and the only year they had the sloping geometry. Bet it's the only one in the UK or something. :roll:


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