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 Post subject: Back home.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:19 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello: My name is Gonzalo and I’m from Spain, so first of all excuse my grammar mistakes.
Even that this is my first post I found Retrobike about 5 years ago in a Spanish MTB site.

The history begins with a visit to my uncles house.
In the shed something called my attention, it was a partially dismantled bike, when I got closer it turned out to be my brother’s Marin Bear Valley SE from ‘93 that after some years of use was given away to my cousin.
Looks like he ”upgraded” it with a suspension fork, ahead stem and some kind of adapter for cantilevers, but at some point it appears like it was used as parts donor.
In the first moment I wasn’t sure if it was worth the effort to restore it, but due to sentimental value decided to give it a second life.
When it was given to my cousin it was in perfect working order and most parts original.
This is how it was when I recovered it.


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 Post subject: Re: Back home.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:15 pm 
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a worthy project for you!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:02 am 
Dirt Disciple
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It’s not going to be a catalogue build, just want to bring it back to riding condition using mainly parts out of the spares box.
After a full strip down, the frame shows some corrosion and the paint has seen better days, but has no dents, so it´s going for a professional paint.
Other parts that can be reused after a good clean up are cranks, chain rings, bottom bracket, front derailleur and brakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Back home.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:06 am 
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Looking good so far and great that it's getting a new lease of life :)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:37 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Frame and fork are back from painting.
Fork is from a Marin Team Issue of the same year.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Waiting for the rest of decals, so meanwhile It’s time to start putting things together.


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 Post subject: Re: Back home.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:05 pm 
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Looking slick ;)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:40 pm 
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good job at restoration so far. i like the black LX group, i have two bikes built with it.

are you going with 7spd or 8spd LX? i have some 7spd shifter/brake combo available if you need. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:54 am 
Dirt Disciple
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RockiMtn wrote:
good job at restoration so far. i like the black LX group, i have two bikes built with it.

are you going with 7spd or 8spd LX? i have some 7spd shifter/brake combo available if you need. ;)


Going with 7 spd.

Thanks for the offer, but I already have the shifters.


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