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  • chilled76
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    Is that half a lemon?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    These were very exciting at the time. I remember test-riding a PRST-1 in about 2001 and really liking it. Couldn’t afford it.

    🙂

    daftvader
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    chilled 😀 close, its a dog chewed ball pool ball

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    It was made from pure unobtainium at the time it was originally out… cost a fortune compared to other bikes…

    A real test of Marin’s lifetime bearing warranty…

    I agree they go past ugly and out the other side not sure about the gold forks on that one. Seem quite sought after S/H.

    daftvader
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    tbh if I had more time with it I would probably taken it for a ride, just to see how it went. everything seemed to be fine (best condition bike out of all of them) except for the ridiculously long chain which I couldn’t fathom

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Originally the husbands bike now passed off onto the wife even though she is too shot for it (so he can buy his new Trek)?

    EDIT: Chain looks too long!

    They look different to the original forks. Not slab-sided enough and kinda bodged…

    Big Grippr dropouts always struck me as a good idea.

    rewski
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    Saw one of these being ridden down cannon st london the other day, it got my attention.

    amedias
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    Are post 2000 bikes retro now? or is it just anything with 26in wheels? 😉

    z1ppy
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    The fork look different because it a Whyte JW2, the predecessor budget version of the PRST

    daftvader
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    it was the in laws bike given to wife of brother… probably right that the chain was too long but when it was on the big ring it was perfect. if I had have shortened it then I think it would have been a problem . plus when sitting on it the suspension pulled the slack out. by this time tho I had spent 11 hours on the bikes after work and was too fried to figure it out.

    daftvader
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    morning…

    a couple of days ago I agreed to fix some bikes for a friend as the likelihood of finding a bike shop to fully service 5 bikes in 2 days was slim to none. 1 trek, 3 islabikes and this….
    [/url]IMG_0877 by daftvader77, on Flickr[/img]

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    I think I’m in love with its retro weirdness, and yes I know about the weeds, fence (not ours)and poor paving… the garden is a work in very slow progress
    cheers

    edit… cant get the pic of the forks to go the right way up for some reason

    devash
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    Been a few up for grabs on ebay lately.

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    From the article:

    The Stratos-designed X-Fusion coil shock isn’t as small bump supple compared to the low air shock pressure we used on PRST-1, but though it still dived under front wheel braking, bottom out is more progressive and less startling.

    How times have changed…

    Sui
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    the lifetime bearings that spent their life being replaced..?

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    I’m pretty sure they don’t come out the other side of ugly. They sit right in the middle of ugly, where it’s usually preceded by the f word.
    I rode a friend of a friend’s one and felt like it rocked about like a dinghy on a stormy sea. Quite embarrassing to have something so grim between the legs too.

    Kato
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    I used to have a 4. Loved it. Got peanuts when I sold it though.

    daftvader
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    DezB… never been out on the lash in Essex then? 😆

    he fork look different because it a Whyte JW2, the predecessor budget version of the PRST

    Gotcha.

    Rings a bell, now you mention it.

    derekfish
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    I had one of those, it was an amazing step forward at the time I remember,it got me back climbing stuff I hadn’t managed to climb for years, ugly looking thing but rode really nicely, about the only bike that looks better with mudguards fitted.

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