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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

I have found this bike for sale online but the person selling it has zero information on it and I live quite far away so can't visit it in person.

It looks to be based on a 1992 Marin Palisades Trail.

They want £150 for it. Is it worth it and does anyone have any information on it at all?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Jack


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:45 pm 
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That’s their road bike, called the ‘Limited Edition’ (I’ve no idea how limited) and just happens to have the same colours as the Palisades Trail.
The condition doesn’t look amazing (though might clean up) and parts are pretty ok but not super top-end ... I think unless you are a complete Marin fan and desperate for their (admittedly not common) road product, you could do better for £150.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:47 pm 
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See

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... 3.jpg.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thank you very much for your help. Seeing as this guy has absolutely no idea what the bike is, what would be a suitable price for the bike?

Thanks,
Jack


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have decided not to buy the bike.
Thanks for all your help.

Jack

P.S. If anyone wants to take a look:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/retr ... ntent=none


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Quite a nice niche that, would probably come up well, worth a oner


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:44 pm 
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A tidier one was on eBay last year. I considered dropping in a 1 inch mtb stem and flat bars with the knobbliest tyres I could get away with and, doing the cyclo cross thing. All the rage.
But I saw sense and put slicks on my mtb. Still a very rare marin though.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
A tidier one was on eBay last year. I considered dropping in a 1 inch mtb stem and flat bars with the knobbliest tyres I could get away with and, doing the cyclo cross thing. All the rage.
But I saw sense and put slicks on my mtb. Still a very rare marin though.


Looks pretty tight for tyres, proper road bike geometry really.

I've seen a couple of these, they appeal, and this would be tempting if I weren't in mental mudguard mode.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:08 pm 
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I actually really like these... but then I have a soft spot for MTB>road bikes, La Raza, Road project, Silk road, slim chance, road goat etc etc.
Nice rare machine for not-a-lot- of cash.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:33 pm 
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I really want one of these......the USA/Continental spec '91 model is a lary looking neon rainbow beast.

If it was bigger and a little cheaper I'd be all over this......


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