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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:12 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
I must admit I thought the Quakes came in 1997, 95 seems a bit early, I dont recall the quakes having anything but V's and they came in on mass in 97.


mine was a 97 quake, with v's


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Yeah defo a quake 5.0 i just stripped it down and re-greased/placed some bits and pieces and now riding a dream got an X-fusion rear shock which i would highly recommend. Oh and a respray found a local powdercoater who did it for £50! Also defo a 1997 as i got the catalogue for marin bike 1997 and there it is! Oh Jay there was one on ebay the other week frame was sound just needed everything else! Think it went for about £180...

Let me know what you think of it now...still with slicks on at the mo but onza porcs on standby!

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Yeah defo a quake 5.0 i just stripped it down and re-greased/placed some bits and pieces and now riding a dream got an X-fusion rear shock which i would highly recommend. Oh and a respray found a local powdercoater who did it for £50! Also defo a 1997 as i got the catalogue for marin bike 1997 and there it is! Oh Jay there was one on ebay the other week frame was sound just needed everything else! Think it went for about £180...

Let me know what you think of it now...still with slicks on at the mo but onza porcs on standby!

Wookiee


thanks fella, so they do come up from time to time on flea bay then?

looksgood buy the way but in my opinion you needto sticker it up :P


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 pm 
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In the 4 or so years ive owned it ive seen 2 on ebay so still hard to come by. Yeah want to get some decals just need to decide...a mate of mine is a graphic artisit and says he can do some for me...was thinking blood red or going out there with a digital camo...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:10 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
there was a rigid box section version too.

it was a former benetton bloke behind the suspension design, jon whyte?


I had the hardtail version (was nicked in the French Alps by some burly carnies), but can't find it anywhere! Anyone heard of them around? Marin Monocoque - it doesn't turn up on the bay as far as I can see...

[edit: here's a pic... if it works...]

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:28 pm 
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So is the Quake 9.0 quite special? I've had one for years and was thinking of selling it, but I have never actually investigated it's background before now. Mine has some Rockshox Judys on the front with Magura HS33 brakes and an XT/Bontranger drivetrain. I have only really ever used it on the road and found it quite comfy for ironing out the country lanes.
Seeing the pic of the hardtail is quite a revelation as I have never seen another Quake 9.0 let alone a hard tail one?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:09 am 
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Yeah I don't know about special, but they're certainly rare. The hardtail particularly so. The [more] modern Quakes and Mount Visions are pretty common though so if you're thinking of selling you won't get £trillions I'm afraid.

To be honest, the hardtail I owned wasn't that great to ride! It was super stiff; almost unbelievably so, and was pretty heavy as far as frames go. I think if I found a cheap frame on eBay I'd probably use it as wall decoration rather than trail hack!

But a full sus with XT/bonty and HS33s sounds like a good bike to me; enjoy it! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:13 am 
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wookiee wrote:
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Oh and a respray found a local powdercoater who did it for £50! Wookiee


can I ask the most humblest of ways..why pub bike brown?


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hardtail version on ebay as we speak :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:28 am 
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the age of the frame i don´t know, but it´s beautiful.

regards.


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