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Marin - Cool or Uncool?
Cool 51%  51%  [ 101 ]
Uncool 49%  49%  [ 97 ]
Total votes : 198
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 Post subject: Coolwall - Marin
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Next up for the dreaded coolwall vote is Marin. The say pictures speak a 1000 words so here's a short essay on the brand.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:29 pm 
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Old steelies, cool as a dogs danglies, later ones :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:37 pm 
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Cool...?

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I hope not.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Easy this one. My first proper mtb was a Marin in '91 and started racing on a Pine Mountain in '92, so tey hold a place in my heart just for that.
Not so keen on the newer ones but I bought a 2004 Rift Zone for my 11yr old to start racing on.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:52 pm 
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Decent quality functional bits of kit - it was an Eldridge Grade that inspired me to take it all a bit more seriously. But cool? I think not...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Some of the bikes pictured here would be lovely with the decals removed...

In fact I normally hear Marin mentioned along with phrases like, "I bought it for the parts"

Marin is very uncool


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:59 pm 
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im not even sure.... :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:02 pm 
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I was wondering when this one would come up :lol: No prizes for guessing which way I voted ;-)

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Love em or hate them - a lot of old / steel / retro ones are still going strong :-) Not sure if that makes them cool though, perhaps if they were a bit more brittle ... :lol:

WD :-)


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I may off point here, but exactly when was mountain biking cool?

Cool, probably not, but fantastic bikes, yes!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Benandemu wrote:
Cool, probably not, but fantastic bikes, yes!


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