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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:43 pm 
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This is a really cool bike and some great info. maybe give it its own thread in the readers’ bikes section?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:12 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
This is a really cool bike and some great info. maybe give it its own thread in the readers’ bikes section?


Hi, would it be possible to export the 3 posts to a new thread? Or are duplicates accepted?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Santuri32 wrote:
doctor-bond wrote:
This is a really cool bike and some great info. maybe give it its own thread in the readers’ bikes section?


Hi, would it be possible to export the 3 posts to a new thread? Or are duplicates accepted?



Start again bud and keep the originals here gets my vote 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:26 am 
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This is the first mountain bike I ever bought back in ‘93. Lost to me for twenty years then returned to me by a friend I’d long since lost touch with. When I owned this bike it was ridden. Hard. It seems it spent two decades in a shed after that, so at least it was sheltered from the elements, but needed a lot of love. Dismantling old elastomer forks is a singular joy. But I swelled with all kinds of stoked feelings as I resurrected this bike. Nothing on it is stock anymore, except the bar ends and the stem. Most of those upgrades to XT/XTR components were done back in the day, so, while I’m not a purist, it’s still pretty classic in its own right. What I could not abide however, were my two beloved hubs sitting on some destroyed, old Mavic 221s. Hence, the Insanely high walled Campy K2s I found NOS somewhere recently, and had em laced with some (non-era conforming) CX- rays. I also got modern with my saddle and pedals, as I intend to do some of the same things I did on it 25 years ago. At fifty, that feels energizingly aspirational, if not a little lofty. The pics don’t do her justice.....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:52 pm 
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My old girl, 92 Muirwoods. The wife uses it more than me for a spin around the town. Got it from a friend of mine and will slowly get it all running smooth and mechanically fixed up then consider repainting it. Runs well as is apart from the awful brakes that im trying to sort now. Pretty original saddle and pedals i think are the main non original parts. Looks ok in the pics but its rusty and chipped like mad. Still all cosmetic, cant change the fact it is a Marin and rides like one!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:19 pm 
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Hi all,
a recent 1991 Eldridge Grade purchase and refurb.

all the best bits are in this thread :)

enjoy
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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:03 pm 
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Marin Nail trail 1993 if I am not remember wrong.

I changed most of the pieces, only shifters, front derailleur, brakes and crank are the original ones.

I tried to use only pieces that was available on that dates

It is the only bike I have and it is still full used ever weekend (or when my wife and kids allow me).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:46 pm 
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Afternoon all. Having sold a gorgeous 1990/1 BV last Spring my collection hasn't felt quite the same without it, so have bought a couple more Marin since. This evening I collected this one, complete with U-brake on the rear.

The push-push shifters would suggest to me ~1991, not sure about the other components. But missing it's 'Grade', could be earlier? I've not seen one with the paint scheme before, either.

It's clearly filthy but feels as if it could be pretty much original. Am looking forward to riding it, the chap getting rid remarked on its lovely light weight.

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If all the parts are original and it has STI then that means 1990 or later but from memory the last bikes with a U-brake were the 90's and then only in the 15.5" frames. Non low profile canti's suggest late 80's, early 90's too so I'm going for a 1990 bike in 15.5". :D

Is it a respray? Never seen another in that colour and the different colour decals would suggest so?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:24 pm 
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Yes, it is the 15½ frame. When I clean and service it I'll have a look at the paint, I'd never seen one in that colour, can't find anything online either. Were biopace rings an optional fitment? Thanks for your insight.


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