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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:25 am 
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1992 Eldridge Grade, bought cheap on Ebay and picked up today.

I had intended this to be 'just' a parts donor, but a 20-odd mile on/off road ride back to my workplace might have convinced me otherwise - I might have to ride it a bit more first! Cosmetically it's definitely rider material with some paint fading and scrapes, but still looks smart despite the cobwebs. Best of all the drivetrain is very low wear and just needs a good clean.

Picture was taken post ride :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:07 am 
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That's lovely. I wish they'd never changed from that colour scheme (although the polished ones were nice too).


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An '87 (maybe earlier?) Bear Valley, found recently in Sydney, New South Wales.

The handlebar should be a low riser in the same blue as the frame and stem. Until I find one and re-spray it, I think I might put on a chrome bullmoose bar.

I threw on the Avocet saddle and the Pro Combo's - everything else is original as far as I can make out.


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:31 am 
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was just admiring this, this morning on facebook jon! lovely.

to all others, there was a 97 eldridge grade on facebook the other day. frame inc forks for £35 inc postage to anywhere in uk. bargain i thought?


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JonTom wrote:
An '87 (maybe earlier?) Bear Valley, found recently in Sydney, New South Wales.

The handlebar should be a low riser in the same blue as the frame and stem. Until I find one and re-spray it, I think I might put on a chrome bullmoose bar.

I threw on the Avocet saddle and the Pro Combo's - everything else is original as far as I can make out.


Damn!! Those Pro Combos look clean!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:02 pm 
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mynchiboy wrote:
1992 Eldridge Grade, bought cheap on Ebay and picked up today.

I had intended this to be 'just' a parts donor, but a 20-odd mile on/off road ride back to my workplace might have convinced me otherwise - I might have to ride it a bit more first! Cosmetically it's definitely rider material with some paint fading and scrapes, but still looks smart despite the cobwebs. Best of all the drivetrain is very low wear and just needs a good clean.

Picture was taken post ride :)


Imo the Eldridge was the best looking bike in the '92 line up 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:07 am 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
JonTom wrote:
An '87 (maybe earlier?) Bear Valley, found recently in Sydney, New South Wales.

The handlebar should be a low riser in the same blue as the frame and stem. Until I find one and re-spray it, I think I might put on a chrome bullmoose bar.

I threw on the Avocet saddle and the Pro Combo's - everything else is original as far as I can make out.


Damn!! Those Pro Combos look clean!!


Yeah, nos. Found them a year or so ago (bought a couple of pairs). :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:04 pm 
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my marin mount vision, 1997.
i bought her a week ago. it originally came from a shop in my village that was a bike shop which sold marins. the bike was one of the owners.
anyway, the bike ended up off the island (isle of wight), up the mainland and the shop closed and then was renamed and became a motorcycle shop/garage that also sold marins and slowly faded them out to become just a honda retailer/garage.
so when i saw it come up for sale i had to have it to go into my marin collection.
my collection is only going up to 1997 so this will be the last one before i start collecting 80s models. the owner was as eager for me to have it and return it to the village as i so he cut me a good deal. what a bike! its been a joy riding it before i take it off the road for the winter to strip and rebuild it.
(pic is of it on the boat coming back to the island)
thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:38 pm 
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how would i say, i like it all :lol: especially the rigid ones :P


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 am 
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iow tom wrote:
my marin mount vision, 1997.
i bought her a week ago. it originally came from a shop in my village that was a bike shop which sold marins. the bike was one of the owners.
anyway, the bike ended up off the island (isle of wight), up the mainland and the shop closed and then was renamed and became a motorcycle shop/garage that also sold marins and slowly faded them out to become just a honda retailer/garage.
so when i saw it come up for sale i had to have it to go into my marin collection.
my collection is only going up to 1997 so this will be the last one before i start collecting 80s models. the owner was as eager for me to have it and return it to the village as i so he cut me a good deal. what a bike! its been a joy riding it before i take it off the road for the winter to strip and rebuild it.
(pic is of it on the boat coming back to the island)
thanks



Can't wait to see some more photos


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