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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:06 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Tell me does this qualify. Just finished butchering.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:30 am 
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Location: Auckland NZ
I am loving that Marin more every time I see it, a really nice build that should be a really nice ride.
Thanks guys for all replies guys, lets keep them coming.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:07 am 
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Reviving this old thead with something on the theme... Just "accidentally" got a neglected looking Sausalito which I assumed to be a Bear Valley. When I got to see it, I realised that it had 700 wheels that were actually meant to be there. Basically I hadn't got the slightest clue what it was, but it seemed interesting - so brought it back anyhow...

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Not entirely sure what I'll do with it at this point. I guess removing the carrier rack might be a good start :roll:

looks to be a '91
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:26 am 
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Really liking the Marin, was what I was hoping to get instead of the bike piced at the beginning of thread.
Keep us posted on progress.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:13 am 
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Thanks - the state its in is probably flattered by those photos, there is a quite a lot of work ahead. I'm now having one of those "why on earth did I start this..." moments.

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I've Started to strip it back for some kind of resto - it had the most stuck stem I have ever seen - ever, nearly exhausting my entire supply of WD40 AND GT85 and brute force. Now that everything is apart, I can see F+F only are superficially rusted and the wheels just need lot of cleaning and relube.

Theres some surface rust popping up through the paint of the frame which kind of spoils the Zolatone. I'm actually thinking I might dust over the zolatone with grey Hammerite stonechip that I have brought in a big rattle can from Halfrauds yesteday, and tried a test area, and it is a VERY near match. I want to keep as much of the decals as I can - wondering if I might be able to mask the decals off to lightly dust some extra paint on.

Cue an experiment that could go very badly wrong.... I don't really think this is a bike that many would throw a lot of money at (lovely as a new set of retrodecals from Gill_m would be)


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 Post subject: Re: Zolatone/Hammerite
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:19 pm 
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I'd be really interested in seeing any pictures of the areas you have done with the Hammerite.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:49 pm 
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I think the Klein Adept is a great example of this genre! A hybrid bike as an idea is actually super nice but too bad their reputation is totally destroyed by what the vast majority of them look like...

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 Post subject: Re: Zolatone/Hammerite
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:11 pm 
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AH1F wrote:
I'd be really interested in seeing any pictures of the areas you have done with the Hammerite.


Done this today.. and it's turned out VERY well, I can vouch for grey hammerite stonechip paint - massive improvement to the finish (and now it makes the decals look tatty instead of the paint).

I think I might have to consider starting a build thread as I don't want to be a threadjack and this is just turning into a saga.....

Now, where should that build thread go. MTB or Road??? :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:24 pm 
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Close to finish my Basso hybrid. Wheelset is in the making. Maybe I'll do a recap in the road section.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:24 pm 
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The top tube is obviously too short for flat bars. But isn't that rad? I love it:

http://theradavist.com/2014/11/jonathan ... tourer/#23


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