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 Post subject: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:46 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marin-Team-Ti ... 35cb5fa4fe

This just plain made me cry. I was just off to bed but now I just won't be able to sleep having seen this horrific image.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:25 am 
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welding done by roy orbison it would seem :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:46 am 
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Those holes dont look aligned, would that be a piece of titanium he`s used or not, that might explain the pigeon shit weld.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am 
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Awful. I always quietly lusted after Marin Ti but this one will, sadly, pass me by.

Ruined.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Trebz wrote:
Awful. I always quietly lusted after Marin Ti but this one will, sadly, pass me by.

Ruined.


Likewise. The disc mount looks like steel to me. It would be worth a punt at just grinding the mount off and you may end up with a decent frame but it's only a£75 if you ask me. His starting price would score a decent Ti frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Ick! Were the brake bosses screw in on the team Ti or do you reckon they got butchered too?


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:21 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Ick! Were the brake bosses screw in on the team Ti or do you reckon they got butchered too?


You can't see much in the ebay pic but the brake bosses might well be ok. There are no obvious pegs on the frame in the pic but a 1995 would have had the Marin Lite brake set up so would have had the screw in pegs so long as the screw boss has survived the butcher.

Also, it would be a 17.5 or a 19" as I'm fairly sure they didn't do an 18" so looks like his tape measure is as good as his welder.

It's a shame as this is a really great frame which would make a great build.

There should be laws against people that do this. If this frame were a pet dog this bloke would be banned from future ownership.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin Team Ti
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:47 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Ick! Were the brake bosses screw in on the team Ti or do you reckon they got butchered too?


Apparently he doesn't know what material the mount is or who did it as he bought it like that. I told him the simple test so let's see what he comes back with


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