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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:24 pm 
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well, the Marin is now on stage three of it's little adventure through the world of fine tuning and riding positions! after a short-lived phase of blue DH bars (super comfy, matched the forks a treat but so heavy) and a quite lengthy search, I've settled on this Profile Boa stem (logo removed as is was a bit tatty) which gives me the same nice (for me) riding position but a great weight saving.

Also new are a Gusset Bachelor tensioner (Mr K ya big!), gearing upped a touch with a 16 tooth rear cog and a fat 1/8" chain... and some basic decals - which were pretty cheap on eBay and (almost) same colour as the forks, tie-ing (I hope) the intended red, white and blue scheme!

My recovered saddle is ok (but develops a nasty tide mark on wet rides) and sits high on the 27.0 seatpost after I did away with the shimmed 25.4... :D

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DMR STS looks familiar :lol:
Looks nice.
I'll need to get my rigid Karakoram ss finished and post it up.


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xizang wrote:
DMR STS looks familiar :lol:
Looks nice.
I'll need to get my rigid Karakoram ss finished and post it up.


I only switched so I could fit my fat chain... notice I used some washers on the DMR to stop it moving from side to side? wasn't necessary when my old Trek had another STS on it, but it was this time :?


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looking good dude. have you tried taking another link out of your chain?

i also need some advice off you so expect a pm any minute...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:34 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
looking good dude. have you tried taking another link out of your chain?

i also need some advice off you so expect a pm any minute...


sure have dude, it's running half link as other wise too long or short for up or down push! advice, from me? enchating... PM me anytime! :wink:


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awesome!the dogs gonads varieties

great work fella :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:05 pm 
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Right, the Marin's had another little remix for winter and looks much less flashy for it I reckon. I sold the M739 brakes and reverted to Avid Single Digits which suit me just fine - still tons of power, less bling but a wee little bit lighter I think. The red-walled Panaracers have also found a new home and have been replaced by a pair of brand new Maxxis Ignitor 2.1" - a great UK all-rounder IMHO - and bought as part of a job lot so, once I'd sold off the rest, cost me a fiver! And the bike is a custom build so not bothered about period tyres anyway!

Still experimenting with stem rise :roll: depending on how my back's feeling, and Sithlord took the recovered Avocet saddle off my hands, in place of a trusty Body Geometry which I've been using since it came with my (then) new '05 Hardrock Pro - mmm comf! And some red frame bolts to finish her off 8) not that you can see them on the photo! Crank bolts caps are in the post

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more mini tweakings in the shape of some lovely VeloSolo blue ano cassette spacers and levers upgraded to Speed Dial 5 level. My shock pump is playing up again annoyingly which is causing minor havoc at front end. Oh, and weighed it - 26lbs


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further pimpage, KMC chains are such a bargain I couldn't resist seeing how it would look!

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final tweaks complete Blue bars, cranks bolts and pedals)
just waiting on some red brake pads :roll:

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