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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:33 am 
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@ Tricky, no build thread I'm afraid, I always forget. The tyres come up on eBay so keep 'em peeled.

The Pine Mountain was a heap - it's had new Grab-On grips, NOS tyres, NOS 2mm inner cables and NOS outers, NOS XT cantis (black ones), and even found some NOS end plugs for the bars exactly like the originals. There's a NOS freewheel on the back, and a NOS HG70 chain. Oh, and NOS seat and hub qr's. Everything else was cleaned and polished or regreased, and the saddle came from eBay.

The Muirwoods was a lot easier, it just needed stripping and cleaning and a few parts replacing or polishing. The saddle is the original, and again it's had new Grab-On grips, NOS tyres, NOS 2mm inner cables and NOS outers, NOS brake blocks and NOS end plugs for the bars, NOS freewheel, and a NOS chain.

My only tip is be patient - that Pine has taken a long time to restore.

@Rotorhead, glad you like. The saddles come up on eBay from time to time. And yep, the Muirwoods is heavy but I can live with that. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 am 
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Sounds like NOS is the way forward!
Very expensive I’d imagine though


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:15 am 
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Hey Tricky,

Small stuff such as NOS cables, brake blocks etc aren't too expensive. The money starts to disappear when you get to NOS tyres and (especially) NOS freewheels and cassettes. But you can fix up a bike any way you choose, and it'll still bring a smile to your face.


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 am 
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Yeah I’m loving it right now :)
Hopefully my Palisades will be finished soon
Where do you stand on touching up paint, especially the “feature” paint which was metallic purple on mine.... leave it battle scarred?


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Marins
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:02 pm 
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New member of the retrobike community here. Recently picked a Marin Stinson (1996?) on Gumtree to get back into cycling.

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Love that the bike is still new enough to get good cheap components, sealed BB, chain, rear cassette.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Ah! The 1996 Marin Stinson: great bike! Speed and comfort are very well balanced. Very versatile. They might not have been top end but, all considered, I doubt whether I will ever have a better bike (for me) than the one I have. I hope you're enjoying it.


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 Post subject: Re: my 93 muirwoods
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Here's some of my 93 muirwoods.
I have sourced all the parts over the last couple years to build her.
For me, the 93 muirwoods is the best looking bike ever (closely followed by the red saracen estay and knickle plated orange p7).
I even sent a marin lite tyre to australia to swap fpr a purple so they matched.
Its how i would of had the bike back in 93 if i could afford....well afford a bike full stop lol.
The only thing missing on it is an lx front wheel to match the rear.
I'm happy with it anyway and its a great ride on the miles of coastline.
Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm 
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Some more pics...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:47 pm 
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My 93 muirwoods will be stripped again and the frame tidied up/treated.

Here's (a bad) pic of my 94 palisades trail that i built from spares.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:26 pm 
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You've gotta love a happy ending. :D I'm curios to see a purple tyre though?


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