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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Starting to look good. Are you going to use it once finished?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:01 pm 
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Location: Shropshire
Yep, that's the plan, though it'll be mainly roads and bridleways.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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jimprince wrote:
Yep, that's the plan, though it'll be mainly roads and bridleways.


Cool, good luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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White with the orange decals looks really nice. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Coming along well. They're good usable bikes!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:53 pm 
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It's been a while but I think this is pretty much finished.

I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, despite some initial misgivings about the powder coat colour.

The only things I may change are to switch the bars for some silver ones and perhaps some tan wall tyres.

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Oh and I also need some crank caps and some form of chainstay protector.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 am 
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Just for completeness and my own reference here's the Spec sheet.

Frame: 1990 Marin Pine Mountain Powder coated in RAL7035 Light Grey
Fork: Marin 1 1/8 Powder coated in RAL2004 Gloss orange
Decals: from Gill at Retro Decals

Headset: Black Ritchey Logic 1 1/8 Threaded
Stem: Marin Powder coated in RAL2004 Gloss orange
Handlebar: Ritchey 580mm
Grips: Gripshift
Barends: None

Brakes: Deore DX BR-M650
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Levers: Deore DX BL-MT63

Shifters: Gripshift SRT600
Front Derailleur: Deore FD-M650 31.8mm bottom pull
Rear Derailleur: Deore RD-M650
Cassette: Shimano Acera CS-HG41 7-Speed
Chain: Shimano Altus HG40 6-7-8 Speed
Cranks and chainrings: Shimano Deore DX MT60
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN55
Pedals: VP-747 Bear Trap

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Wolber AT-18 32H
Hubs: Deore DX HB/FH-M650 32H
Tyres: Vittoria Revolution Tech G+ Rigid Tyre 2.0

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno Black 350 mm 29.4mm
Seatpost Binder: Kalloy Steel Q.R. Seat Bolt M6 55mm
Bottle Cage: Bontrager Orange


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:57 am 
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Location: Lost now on the country miles
That's an excellent example of breathing new life into an old bike and it looks great! 8) How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:54 am 
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That looks great, I'm inspired to look at alternatives for my 1991 Pine, my frame needs repainting but I'm not convinced on trying to recreate zolatone. I think you should leave as is, it has obviously been restored with the paint finish so tan wall tyes in my mind don't add. I would leave the bars as well as they add to black elements elsewhere, seatpost, cables etc.

Just ride it...........


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:51 am 
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Location: Lochaber
I agree with Daugs. The black tyres and components really make the orange and off-white frame and forks stand out. Nice one!


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