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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:08 am
Posts: 77
Location: Ayrshire
I have had this Trek 990 from new circa 1995. It was built from a new frame and parts for the 1995 Race Season.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:52 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:25 am
Posts: 265
Location: bedfordshire. uk
i have owned this since new, the zzyzx forks were from the x-rage i had before this. infact the forks were so new into the uk when i bought them that i had to go and collect them from the mountain bike show at olympia exhibition hall london. direct from the hotlines stand.

brakes are hope were from the original build.
i had red bigun hubs in sun fat albert rims.
cranks were SACH ones can remember how i came to used them but they are still fitted to the bike today.
(reminds me i need to strip the bottom bracket, copper slip, refit)
chain device was one that i made and sold.. even had shown in a couple of mags at the time.


PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:36 am 
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Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:16 am
Posts: 799
Location: Camden, London
yes, I bought my '92 Marin Eldridge new.

The previous new bike I'd had was when I was 4 years old with stabalisers. After that the next bike I can remember is a horrendous second hand flat bar thing my dad got me when I was about 12 despite pleas to have something that was less degrading, this never really got used much, then couple years later I bought an old carlton that a teacher at school had had at uni. Well it was in a pretty bad state but did full resto on it including respray aged 15. Had that through college (on a fixed gear in 1986) and started work. Well after a stint abroad saving some cash I came back to UK, mtbs were increasingly popular, the carlton had died so I splashed out on the marin. As well as UK, it's lived in Poland, been cycled round the lakes in Northern Italy, across to Belgium - Ardenne, went into semi retirement for a while but beforehand I'd put most of the original bits that I still had back on, the only thing missing was the saddle, I'd even kept it's very first set of tyres, has come out of retirement but is now bit of a stretch and have moved to slightly smaller frames, but "the original" is still as marin intended at least for now....


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