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 Post subject: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:32 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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The nearest I've been to having a modern bike since I was a teenager lol.

Quite a bit still standard on it, tyres, saddle, bars and stem are additions and I'm assuming the Sx forks were a factory upgrade?

Fox float shock is a sensible upgrade to the coilover it would have left the factory with.

I've yet to ride it due to the weather as its a bit too nice to ride through the bog my local trails have become.

I'm nearly finished building a 1998 East Peak which will be an all weather rider, pics of that soon.

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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:48 pm 
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That just gets better, it'll even run disk brakes. I've often thought they would make the basis for a great retro/mod trail bike especially with a modern fork fitted.

What are your plans or maybe just ride it as is?


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:50 pm 
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No plans now it will just get ridden this summer, I might look at discs over winter next year.


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:21 pm 
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It'll stay clean if you want to bring it on Sunday Chris , didn't bother washing the Soul after the reccy yesterday , it only had a couple of tiny splashes on it .


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:16 am 
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chrisv40 wrote:
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Cool bike! I'm amazed at all the neat bikes I've never seen before on this site.


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:28 pm 
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That does look clean, and I mean clean lines as well, you don't see too many of those bikes out on the trails, shame as they ride well too.
And you have a 98' model in progress too? :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:32 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks I think they are a pretty clean looking bike too, yes my 98 should be finished by the weekend. The last few bits arrived yesterday including an Stx Rc front mech, the M770 Xt I purchased for it has too high a profile to fit in the very tight space between swingarm and large ring. I've already dropped from a 44t to 42t chainring. Fingers crossed I have the right combination this time.


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:02 pm 
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ah ha, pictures :)
Now I can see what you're talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: 1999 Marin East Peak
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:19 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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The 98 is finished now, I took its for its first ride on Sunday, my first ride on a full sus too. Very impressed so far we'll see how quick it is when my fitness improves again.

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