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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:50 pm 
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My Marin Quake...x fusion rear shock, 130mm travel rockshox, xt/xtr groupset/brakes, mavic d521 rims, onza porcs, and recently powder coated frame in browny grey...Which is a bit of a marmite colour but looks great in the flesh...In my opinion!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:51 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:57 pm 
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trouble posting pics...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:02 pm 
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right more pics too big to start with!....


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Nice!

What were the problems you were having with it (you mentioned in another thread?)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Had a couple of things over the last 10 years of ownership! Bought some new rims that were the wrong offset for the frame (£15 sorted at LBS). Stripped the frame down for powdercoating then missed a washer on the lower bush mount on the swing arm (few quid for the right washer sorted!) Other than that it rides like a dream....Only thing I find is that I feel like something new! So its currently on ebay split down to parts...Still have the frame but may sell that too. Wanting something newer (a swear word on retro for sure!) Would like a Mount vision ideally from 2004/5 onwards depending on what my budget an get me!...dont know of any do you? Needs to be large 19"...budget of £500-600...

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I dont know of any but they come up a lot on ebay for that sort of price if not less.

Dead rats was selling a nice frame, might be worth a search for one.

I've always hankered after a B17. Love these marins. I see they have now ditched the single pivot system for a linkage (ala Kona et al). Seems a shame after so long with a proven system.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:08 pm 
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Yeah I'm keeping an eye on ebay...want a complete bike really, as from experience buildiing one up can be more expensive! I really like the ride and it does work well. I've seen some of the B17's on ebay and they still seem to get a good price...


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Frame now up for sale


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160709507912? ... 584wt_1270


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