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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Hi folks, first-time poster here.

Looking at purchasing a mid-nineties Marin to use a runaround and potentially for light trail riding. I saw a post somewhere (can't find it now) that Marin used to measure their frame sizes c-to-c, whereas convention is for c-to-t. Is this the case, and if so would the c-to-c height be marked on the frame. I've kept an eye out on here for anything suitable, but I'll most likely be going through a well-known auctioning website, so wanted to be armed with the info.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Not sure if I explained that very well. If I see one advertised as a 17" frame, would that be c-to-c or c-to-top of seat tube?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:10 pm 
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MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
Not sure if I explained that very well. If I see one advertised as a 17" frame, would that be c-to-c or c-to-top of seat tube?


For that info you are best to ask the seller..

Marin measure their bikes C to C but sellers sometimes don't.

They never made a 17" frame c to c so i would guess the one to which you're refering is in fact 15.5" c to c or 17" centre to top.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Thanks Rich.

I'll be trying a '94 Pine Mountain on for size this week!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:10 pm 
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MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
Thanks Rich.

I'll be trying a '94 Pine Mountain on for size this week!

Good choice! (i used to own one..)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:04 pm 
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From pics, the frame looks in relatively good nick, but I don't think the mechs, the brakes, or chainset are original. Not really an issue, as I was looking at doing a 1x9 conversion on it (sacrilege?). My first foray into tinkering, so thought buying just a frame was a bit of an ask and this way I can chip away at it until I get where I want, still keeping a working bike along the way. No doubt I'll be on here for parts and advice along the way.


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