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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Guys i bought a 1998 team down hill today,can someone post some of the catalogue pics of it or or where i can find any ?? i cant seem to find any via google ? :(
Heres the one i bought
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:48 am 
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Is there not any original pictures out there of this bike from the catalogue or mags of time ??
ANYONE HELP MARIN GUYS ?? PLS :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:03 am 
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As raced by Dave Hemming....

Lots of pics in some of the MBUK's from that era (chucked mine out years ago...)

We're the first of the John Whyte designed bikes (before he did his own)

Same design as the b17 of that era just a better spec and less of them around...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:12 am 
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How close is say a Mount Vision main frame to one of these?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:27 am 
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boxxer wrote:
As raced by Dave Hemming....

Lots of pics in some of the MBUK's from that era (chucked mine out years ago...)

We're the first of the John Whyte designed bikes (before he did his own)

Same design as the b17 of that era just a better spec and less of them around...

I had one new back in the day,it cost a small fortune ,i swapped my GT Lobo for it ,was a much better bike than my Lobo ,Bet like me you wished you kept it now,mint ones make good dough at the mo :)
I am just am gonna keep it as a fun bike ,with that spec they ride awesome .
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How close is say a Mount Vision main frame to one of these?

Not sure .i think they are the same ?
The forks are fcuking awesome on it ,just after some original pictures of them and write ups..cant find anything ,surley someone somewhere has the catalogue for 1998 ||


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:46 am 
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RobMac wrote:
How close is say a Mount Vision main frame to one of these?


I worked at a Marin dealer BITD, I'm confident enough to say theyre practically identical. I know of one guy who bought a Mount Vision, and sometime later having discovered DH he opted to simply replace the rear shock with a longer stroke model, thereby giving him the increase from 4" to 6" rear travel. It survived as well as if not better than some B17's and DH FRS's!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:51 am 
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mrpedigree wrote:
Is there not any original pictures out there of this bike from the catalogue or mags of time ??
ANYONE HELP MARIN GUYS ?? PLS :(


At the Marin Dealer I worked at BITD the majority of these bikes were sold as the DH FRS frame set and then custom built to the customers specs. I'd put money on complete original Team DH bikes being rarer than hens teeth! Great find by the way :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:06 am 
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retrocomeback wrote:
mrpedigree wrote:
Is there not any original pictures out there of this bike from the catalogue or mags of time ??
ANYONE HELP MARIN GUYS ?? PLS :(


At the Marin Dealer I worked at BITD the majority of these bikes were sold as the DH FRS frame set and then custom built to the customers specs. I'd put money on complete original Team DH bikes being rarer than hens teeth! Great find by the way :wink:

wow thats nice
i seem to remember these being frameset only from the importers.
what did you pay for it? (go on make me cry)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:09 pm 
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Your bike really looks so good and i like the color of it and how long have you been using this bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:04 pm 
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retrocomeback wrote:
RobMac wrote:
How close is say a Mount Vision main frame to one of these?


I worked at a Marin dealer BITD, I'm confident enough to say theyre practically identical. I know of one guy who bought a Mount Vision, and sometime later having discovered DH he opted to simply replace the rear shock with a longer stroke model, thereby giving him the increase from 4" to 6" rear travel. It survived as well as if not better than some B17's and DH FRS's!



That's interesting thanks :wink:


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