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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Which frame and forks would make the best budget bike, will be my first rigid bike for many years.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Both entry level frames and not really much between them really.
Probably best to make a decision based on condition and colour preference.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I did have a chance to get a Marin Palisades, but regrettably I had to turn the offer down.

I am a self confessed frame hoarder and cant seem to stop myself from accepting more, I feel sorry for them I suppose :oops:

DAMN YOU RETROBIKE :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:46 pm 
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.....Marin.....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:47 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
.....Marin.....


Judging from your Signature, I would say you have a soft spot for Marins :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:50 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
wookiee wrote:
.....Marin.....


Judging from your Signature, I would say you have a soft spot for Marins :lol:


They just work for me! Despite being 6ft 4 I have shorter legs and gibbon like arms and they just fit me well! But a Palisades after 1995 hmmm not so keen.... Ultimate Palisades? 1991!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:52 pm 
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A Marin is the one bike that I have never owned, one day though :)

Just need to finish a couple of outstanding projects first :oops: :facepalm: :oops: :facepalm: :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:57 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
A Marin is the one bike that I have never owned, one day though :)

Just need to finish a couple of outstanding projects first :oops: :facepalm: :oops: :facepalm: :oops:



I have had a recent sell out and now just have the 1991 Team and a 2011 Team...2 Teams 20 years apart and I love them both for very different reasons!...if you do go for a Marin go for an Bear Valley as you get the better frame (same as Eldridge and Pine Mountain) and you can get a 1990/91 for under £100 and always upgrade the parts should you need to...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:04 pm 
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One day I will get a Marin, one day 8)

Just have to build the bikes I have first :oops:

The problem is the grass is always greener etc, being on Retrobike does not help seeing all these cool bikes :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:07 pm 
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[quote="widowmaker"
The problem is the grass is always greener etc, being on Retrobike does not help seeing all these cool bikes :D[/quote]


Soooo true!


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