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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:43 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Following on from the Kona Hahanna which was very gatefully received by my friend, I was looking out for a circa 20" frame to do another bike for him - his wife took the Kona as it was a bit small for him.
Been searching for a while for a bargain as I wanted to make it as cheap as possible and I ended up getting this for FREE!

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Although its a little battle scarred there isn't much chainsuck and there are no dents or bad scratches. I cannot stand dents in bikes so probably wouldn't have taken it on with one. It seems fairly light for a mid range steel frame too.

The frame has some nice shapes to the tubes, tear drop shapes for the top and down tubes and the lovely chunky stays too.

It's going to be resprayed as soon as I find some forks for it. It has a 150mm headtube so I am thinking I need 35mm for a headset and 40mm for a stem, so I need some rigid forks with a steerer of at least 230mm. I like P2's but any forks are hard to find with such a long steerer..... can anyone help me out??

The catalogue says a seatpost of 27.0mm is needed but I couldn't seem to fit that size in, I will try to clean it out a bit to help fitment, also the clamp section might be slightly squeezed in so that might not be helping.

All the threads seem to be fine, although a little rusty. BB shell looks ok and thankfully headset cups are still in which have protected the headtube.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:44 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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The catalogue picture makes the bike look a bit cheap, like most late 90's, early 00's bikes do to my eyes.

I'm sure I can do better.... ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:42 pm 
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Have some rst mozo pros that might be long enough? Came off a bike so no idea how good condition they are but they go up and down OK. Let me know if interested and we can haggle. Also have a kalin 26.8 seat post if you wanted to try a size down. Having mainly 20" bikes I know finding p2s for reasonable price with 230mm steerer is hard and pricey!

By this stage Marin had seemed to lose its way a bit so not a lot of love for these at the turn of the century. Like you say catalogue pics don't help!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:13 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I'm going for rigid forks unless I can get a steerer tube for a pair of 97 Marzocchi Z1's I have.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:17 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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J e James sell marzocchi steerer tubes uncut, steel only but with this frame and bombers what difference does that really make.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:05 pm 
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they're really large diameter for cro-mo tubes - makes it look like a cheapie alu-BSO - you can DEFINITELY do better! :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:43 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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ovlov440 wrote:
they're really large diameter for cro-mo tubes - makes it look like a cheapie alu-BSO - you can DEFINITELY do better! :-)


No they're not - don't know how you figure that out. Really nice tear drop shaped, well made and reasonably light too. I'll weigh it soon.

Anyway, I got it for FREE. can't get ANY better than that!

I don't think the colour does it any justice. A full respray will be done in light colour. I hate yellow!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:50 pm 
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MiniNinjaRob wrote:
...A full respray will be done in light colour....


How about in white again?!? I think I recall a conversation where you said how much you liked the first Project EatMyDirt bike in white, despite protestations beforehand!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:21 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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ScottishPower wrote:
MiniNinjaRob wrote:
...A full respray will be done in light colour....


How about in white again?!? I think I recall a conversation where you said how much you liked the first Project EatMyDirt bike in white, despite protestations beforehand!!


:facepalm:

I am thinking that white will be best to be honest.

Just got an email back from UKBikeStore and they have replacement steerers available for Z1 forks which should be long enough. Just need to check if the one on the forks I have is replaceable.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:52 pm 
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What kind of steerer do you need?


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