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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello all,
please could anyone help identify the age of my trusty Mount Vision Pro?
I suspect it's a 2001 model, but all the pics I can find of around that era have a different rear swing arm.
Also, can anyone confirm what rear travel it has, I think it's 100mm, but I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance,
Mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Can't get a good look at the pic as it won't open any larger for me, but looks like a '97 or 98 to me - I've got a 98 Marin Mount Vision (not Pro) and it's got disc brakes - can't see any sign of disc brakes on yours, so maybe a 97 unless there's any sign of the mounts on the rear swing arm? (or could be an older swing arm fitted)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Is this any better?

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It's evolved quite a bit whilst in my ownership, but it's the frame/swingarm I'm confused about.....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:52 pm 
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that looks like the Pro version of mine - I reckon it's a 1998...looks stunning BTW!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks very much Al.
I actually prefer riding this to my Turner 5 Spot!!!!!

I reckon the Marin is newer than that that though, but would like confirmation.
Anyone out there know for sure???


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Deffo it a 1997 version as these were silver...mine was as was my mates.

It's definitely an early one because of the disc mount. Looks in great condition.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:35 pm 
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It looks to me that a '99/'00 frame has had a later 2001/2 frame suspension arm fitted.
Have a look on Bikepedia and you'll see what I mean.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:38 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
It looks to me that a '99/'00 frame has had a later 2001/2 frame suspension arm fitted.
Have a look on Bikepedia and you'll see what I mean.


Thanks for the comments on the bikes condition, it still gets used twice a week for about 40 miles (not each!).

Old Coyote Pedaller, I thought it was Circa 2000, due to the rear swing arm.
Bikepedia does show it as a 1999, but with the red rear arm.
I think you've nailed it with the the 1999 front, and later rear. Maybe it's previous owner had a replacement?


Thanks all.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:51 pm 
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The original Mk I swingarms had a nasty habit of cracking just between the swingarm and the pivot. (as did mine..) So it's likely that the swingarm was replaced. Marin were (& are!) doing these under warranty provided you still had the original receipt!
Mark I has tubular upper brace, so this is a later swingarm - the 2001 swingarm. Anyone know where they put the serial numbers on the front triangle? Might give a clue!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Think the serial number is stamped underneath where the BB/crank sits :-)


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