Hi Paul here I think that bike is a huge part of who(from the sounds of it anyway) you are/were, I think it is very easy to get emotoinally attached to a bike . . . especailly one of such calibre.
I am still looking for one, still looking . . . I did find one in our curbside collections but had it ripped out of my hands!! by a scrap metal merchant!! Still to this day do not understand why I did not grab it back. . . probably something to do with this guy being the size of Arnie only taller.
You were very lucky to ride for Marin, you should keep a part of that alive, do you have a Marin tattoo for instance??
A beautiful bike keep it, I think this bike will be around for a while yet!!
To hell with the critics . . .build it your way and ride the wheels off it.
Confirmed Bicycle Addict, there is no help for me I am destined to a lifetime of Bikes . . . .Oh well!?