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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:01 pm 
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I thought one of these should be started! I have big love for the Zolatone Marins of 1990 and 1991, and I know I'm not alone on here! So show your love, post up your own neon/grey dreams here! Also as a regular topic on here is "how to recreate the Zolatone finish" How about anyone thats had a go themselves, or knows of a way/colour to get a good likeness speak up too!

I'll kick things off with my 1991 Team Marin...still a work in progress. Forks, stem and bars currently being re-done and new decals await. A few changes made (improvements in my eye!) But this pic gives you the general idea.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:19 pm 
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...what no appreciation?? Can't just be me who loves this era? :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Here's mine...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:55 pm 
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you know, something i've never bothered to ask...was marin the only brand to use zolatone 2000? never seen it on anything else. or noticed anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Kona lover wrote:
Here's mine...

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Nice but looks like a 92 satin finish?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
you know, something i've never bothered to ask...was marin the only brand to use zolatone 2000? never seen it on anything else. or noticed anyway.

:?:


Not seen it on other bikes but as a car boot liner and on boats!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:12 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
Kona lover wrote:
Here's mine...

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Nice but looks like a 92 satin finish?


It's a 91/92 when I bought it this was the condition ...

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The previous owner used heat to get a seized seat post out so I had it powder coated - broke my heart to do it :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:21 pm 
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It's a 91/92 when I bought it this was the condition ...

The previous owner used heat to get a seized seat post out so I had it powder coated - broke my heart to do it :([/quote]

Ouch...there are a couple of people on here who have managed to replicate the Zolatone finish. Not perfect but near enough! Still a great looking bike and the reason I thought it was a 92 was that it looks like the alternative colour scheme to the usual neon rear triangle...which is a good thing! Fair play to bringing it back from a fire damaged state!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:23 pm 
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It's a great bike to be honest, just don't seem to ride it much at the mo :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:28 am 
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My 90 Eldridge & 91 Team Marin (work in progress)


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