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 Post subject: Marin frame info sought.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Never had a Marin (can't think why) and will soon be looking for another project / build.
I have pretty much everything to build a frame / fork up into a rider and would prioritise "a good springy ride" over everything else.
Could any of the Marin experts on here let us know the quality pecking order of the steel frames of the late 80s or early 90's so that I can start searching on here.

Thanks in advance for any info.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:49 pm 
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I only have knowledge from '91 to '94 but during those years they made 3 sets of steel frames for each year.. Bobcat Trail to Bear Valley was the entry level. Then it was Bear Valley SE to Pine Mountain which very good with better tubing. Finally you had the Team and Team Issue which used Tange Prestige. I have or have had many of the different frame types from those years and the one i enjoyed the most was the '94 Pine Mountain.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:53 pm 
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Interesting. Any particular reason for preferring the 94 Pine Mountain?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:09 am 
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CassidyAce wrote:
Interesting. Any particular reason for preferring the 94 Pine Mountain?


I don't know bud, maybe because it was a size smaller than i usually ride but i found it really comfortable and fun to ride. It was really light and had that springy feel.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:11 am 
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Old pic..

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am 
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Catalogues are in the Archive and Gallery.
Also Note Marin are one of the oddballs and measure Centre to centre for frame sizes.
But the catalogues have all the measurements.

Get Team Issue/Marin or Eldridge Grade/Pine Mountain.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... e+1992+v2/ for an example and they go into detail of tubing specs too.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 am 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
I don't know bud, maybe because it was a size smaller than i usually ride but i found it really comfortable and fun to ride. It was really light and had that springy feel.


Thank you. Makes sense. A very good looking bike too. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 am 
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The three listed have different length top tubes.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:22 pm 
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One of my favourite bikes of all time, the Marin 93 & 94 Pine Mountain,raced on them too at youth level . I’d love to find a standard 94 model today.

Very nice PopsTrippin ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:19 pm 
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I can confirm and agree with the above on frames
My 93 Palisades is fairly low end but shares the frame up to mid level (bear valley) and handles great.
The higher up frames must be wicked, I have been bidding on a few to no avail

Didn’t one of you guys just buy a minty Team Ti? ;)


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