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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have just bought a 95 Marin Pine Mountain. I used to have a 94 PM way back in the mid 90's.

Now the thing is I was going to put this bike back to the same spec as my old bike, ie same colour, rigid, full XT M737 etc - old bike stylee

or

do I get the same paint job but get a disc mount fitted before the respray, maybe old Hope Mini's, Pace rigid forx etc - old but new bike stylee...

maybe a bit of both/in between, ie original XT Vee's?????

I dont know.... I would like to give it a go to ride off road so I suppose new discs would be good.....

suggestions please.

Ferris


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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for such an opinionated bunch you don’t have much of an opinion

:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:54 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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Ferris wrote:
for such an opinionated bunch you don’t have much of an opinion

:lol:


Right, that's goaded me at least!

An old Pine Mountain sounds great (my first offroader was a Palisades in about 1988) but how to build it up depends to a great extent on how much you want to have what you previously had, budget, time, intended use etc. so there's no straightforward answer.

My suggestion for what it's worth (probably not much!) is that if you want to ride it you build it with the 'old but new bike' approach although I wouldn't worry about discs personally and just go with v's.

That said if you do go down the discs route you could get the canti bosses removed for a super clean 'old but new' look which might be interesting.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:49 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Cool bike, I ride a 96 pine!
Let me know if you want a scan of the original spec as I have a 95 catalogue.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:13 pm 
The Guv'nor
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the_dark_horse wrote:
Cool bike, I ride a 96 pine!
Let me know if you want a scan of the original spec as I have a 95 catalogue.


Arggh.

Plenty of Marin stuff laready in the archive here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... temId=5818

Onto the orginal point.

I'd not butcher the frame with disc mounts but it's your call. Like Ed says could beinteresting...


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