- my new bike. oh yes.
racing_ralph – Member
pink for breast cancer support!! would they not benefit from the cash instead?
i appreciate your concern. i was going to buy chris king hubs anyway, and liked the combination of the colour and the fact that some of the money for those ones goes to charity. you’ll no doubt be pleased to know that for personal reasons i already donate a fair bit of money to cancer charities.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
does not in any way the money from Pink King stuff only go to a charity local to their factory, though? I’m sure women there are just as worthy as anywhere else, but I’d rather see it going to a more global charity, really.
Still, if other Humans benefit, even in a small way, then I spose it’s all good.Posted 9 years ago
martyntr – Member
I love it when people post bikes on here for everyone to admire… then get the p1ss taken out of them….. it’s rather masochistic
well for the amount it cost there’s no danger of me having my feelings hurt by people i’ve never met who don’t like it – the backlash is entertaining!Posted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
yeah i’m debating whether to take them off and polish it up…
Do it.Posted 9 years ago
Then get some of the old black script-stylee ones made up, nice and subtle. The bike’s really worth it. I love Merlins, beautifully made and they just dont nead big graphics like that. It’s a really elegant frame and they spoil it, IMO
They are a tremendous bike; rides like an Ellsworth Truth but much lighter and no finish to scratch or scuff. The decals are not to everyones taste; I was going to pull them off mine and replace with the classic white logo’s, but I decided that it was worth shouting about.
But I did have a black post and stem, I won’t compromise on that 😉Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
Breast cancer charity my hairy arse! Personally I like them and I see nothing wrong with having pink bits. If you want to have them on your bike have them and just tell everyone else to f-off and get more secure with their masculinity.
I have to agree with the stickers though. Merlin’s logo used to be a class afair.Posted 9 years ago
Like a Ellsworth truth, as thats whats bolted onto the Merlin main frame
my joke was… the truth is the same desing as an old turner with a horst link, a design which was dropped as Dave Turner didnt want to pay Ellsworth for it. So turners changed to seatstay (faux-bar) design and Dave Turner said it was just as good as the horst design he’d been selling for years. And the faux-bar turner is just a fancy Kona, so your bike is just like a fancy Kona (p.s. This is a sly dig at turner groupies not your Merlin).
isnt it sad when you have to explain a joke… ;0)Posted 9 years ago
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