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