I get definite style points riding my (Marc) bike around my small town. People notice the attention to detail w the 3 speed internal hub, leather seat and grips. The bike gives me a sense of nostalgia which makes me feel like I am riding around a European town on my way to the cobbler or to buy a bag of baguettes. And the ride is super solid / smooth. I guess the Marc has a wider wheel base than my other bikes because it feels like I am driving more of a Caddie than a sports car. That said, I tend to stick to well-paved, flat roads.
- I did have one issue with my handlebars slipping at the headset, which may just be because the screw needed to be tightened, or it may be a design flaw. Need to look into it more, but thought it was worth reporting.
All in, I recommend the Marc and can't wait for the Vine Trail to finish construction so I can ride up and down the Napa Valley, car free!