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 Post subject: 1999 Marin Alpine Trail
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:43 am 
Dirt Disciple

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The excitement got the better of me and I've been out this evening to collect the 21" Marin Alpine Trail that was up on eBay...

Few ideas about things I'd like to do to it, but it's generally pretty straight and clean...

I was wondering if anyone had a catalogue scan of the bike...looking through the Marin 1999 catalogue http://www.retromtb.pl/pdf/marin99.pdf, I can't see it... :roll:

Will get some pictures up in the morning!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:51 am 
Dirt Disciple

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No one?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Welcome mate - not too familiar with Alpine Trail myself...

Pics and/or the Ebay link might help..

Or post the serial number (stamped underneath the BB) and someone will be able to date it for you and maybe advise further... (or search for Marin Serial numbers - there's a guide on here somewhere!)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Al.


Here it is....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marin-Alpine- ... 0918714925


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:32 pm 
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I think that might be a 1998 - see here:

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike

Best way to tell for sure is the serial number - it'll be stamped under the bottom bracket - post up the number and I'll have a look for you.... not seen a '98 catalogue online yet I'm afraid... (I'd be interested to see a '98 catalogue for the Mount Vision and Mount Vision Pro!)

So far, my searches have got nothing :(


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Pretty sure it's a 1999...just not in that catalogue for whatever reason...


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

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New old parts...all about the alloy swing arm!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:10 am 
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That looks like a Rift Zone which I used to have.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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xizang wrote:
That looks like a Rift Zone which I used to have.


Yep, that's what the spare frame is.

I wanted the alloy swing arm rather than the quite fragile looking steel version that's on the alpine trail.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Image

After a good clean, degrease and re-oil on Saturday, it's looking quite presentable.

Wondering what to do next...the temptation to hoard a load of STX-RC bits and pop them on is strong...

Any suggestions?


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