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Old 11-26-07, 06:33 PM   #1
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New 2006 Marin Novato for $218.24 + shipping.

This is a decent deal for a bike that I worked up by combining various discounts. I am not going to jump on this deal because I have too many bikes . Actually, I thought long and hard about selling one of my bikes and getting this one. But with the cold weather, I don't think anyone is in the mood for buying a used bike, at least in my part of the country. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...Bike-2006.html

$310
-37.20 12% off orders of $50 or more via coupon code "SPUH57". (Enter it as a "Keycode" in your cart.)
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$272.80
-54.56 get 20% cash back when you pay via PayPal. details here: https://www.paypal-promo.com/holiday/slider/index.html
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$218.24!

I think shipping is $40, but I havent gone through the hoops to get to checkout. Enjoy!
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Old 11-26-07, 07:20 PM   #2
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I don't know anything about this bike. Does anyone know if it is good? Thanks for the info bugmenot.
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Old 11-26-07, 07:33 PM   #3
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I don't know about the 2006 model, but I haven't heard anyone say anything bad about the Novato in general.

26" wheels, Deore derailer, chromo fork... it's in the MTB w/ slicks category of hybrid, but that seems a great deal.
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Old 11-26-07, 09:33 PM   #4
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$45 shipping makes $263 and change. Can you assemble the bike yourself? If you can, and that bike looks like something you can work with I say JUMP ON IT! Marin makes good bikes. Looking at the components, it adds up to a good deal. Even the pedals are decent, big alloy cages with reflectors. Even comes with fenders.

Frame is disc compatible. Must be eyelets for the rear fender, don't know if there are more for a rear rack. Looks like a sweet deal all around, though. An "off-the-shelf" commuter for way less than $300. Like I said Marin doesn't make junk. I say buy it now.
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Old 11-26-07, 09:51 PM   #5
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Way to go with the peer pressure cody

But for $260 I am wishing I wasnt a poor college student!
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Old 11-26-07, 10:24 PM   #6
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45.00 for shipping is a bit steep. Factor that in and the price is good not GREAT.
Overall the bike is quality stuff, OK Al frame. Well designed commuter.
Just concerned about whole bikes shipped via UPS.
Although I've had nothing but great service in the past from Sierra Trading Post.
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Old 11-26-07, 10:40 PM   #7
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Wow.. Department store prices for name brand bikes. Good discovery.
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Old 11-27-07, 09:12 AM   #8
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They have other 2006 Marin bikes at 50% off (then you apply the same discounts). Look like some good deals to me. I love my Marin that I've been riding for almost ten years.
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Old 11-27-07, 10:57 PM   #9
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That Marin San Marino looks nice (too bad I don't ride a small)....Campy Centaur equipped for 800 bucks with shipping.....
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Old 11-28-07, 03:08 PM   #10
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I think they are onto this thread. Check the price today. 430 bucks.
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Old 11-28-07, 03:20 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure that paypal deal is 20% UP TO $50. Still a decent deal if you use paypal, but keep that in mind.
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Old 11-28-07, 03:22 PM   #12
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Looks like they cut the percentage off on all of them to 30%
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Old 11-28-07, 09:44 PM   #13
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I've got a Kentfield and I love it, but it's got 700c wheels and didn't come with fenders. Looks like that one doesn't come with the Alex rims I'm not too fond of. Not a big problem, but someone in quality control must have been napping the day my wheels were built. 180 degrees from the valve stem where the rim is joined there is a sharp edge that kept poking holes in my tubes. I little duct tape solved that problem and eventually I'll take it back before the warranty expires
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Wow, sweet deal. I have a 2006 Marin Novato i purchased in fall of 2006. I use it as my Winter bike. Has been an excellent ride, I highly recommend it. Dependable, decent components, smooth ride. I use it in the summer with the Burley d'lite.

Good luck with your decision.
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Anyone scoop that $260 deal?
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