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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:25 pm 
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ERROR ALERT _ ERROR ALERT!!! DO NOT USE WIRE WOOL!!!!

One of the best bikes Marin made. Fabulous tubing and geometry. Long tt for the time. Best finish going re aesthetics.

I and RTM have a lot of experience in restoring nickel-plated frames - GT85 and Spontex washing balls - stainless balls of swarf. Do NOT use wire wool. Wire wool just deposits loads of tiny bits of poor grade steel into the rust pits and it all starts rusting really quickly. Spontex is stainless steel, much harder and removes the rust, leaves the nickel, and the GT85 puts silicon in the rust pits, slowly the oxidation hugely.

There you go...cheap. Spontex and GT85.


Yes my bad sorry - half asleep after a 100hr week sorry

ill get some photos of mine up too - Im currently working on a 93 team issue, a 94 Team FRS and ateam ti on the way...


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:05 am 
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I’ve done a few patches with spontex, haven’t picked up gt85 yet, meant to get some yesterday when I got wheel bearing grease - I knew there was something else! :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:36 pm 
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The shim arrived for USE ti post so it now looks more like a bike!

Picked up the GT85 yesterday so will have a go with the spontex at some point, although I think I’ll end up having a crack at the brushed finish, not sure how a mirror finish would look, any of you guys done mirror polish or attempted the brushed/satin finish??

Not sure I got the right shim, I thought this took a 26.4 seatpost, is that right?


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:10 pm 
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baj wrote:
The shim arrived for USE ti post so it now looks more like a bike!

Picked up the GT85 yesterday so will have a go with the spontex at some point, although I think I’ll end up having a crack at the brushed finish, not sure how a mirror finish would look, any of you guys done mirror polish or attempted the brushed/satin finish??

Not sure I got the right shim, I thought this took a 26.4 seatpost, is that right?


I think it was a 26.6mm seatpost it took.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:42 pm 
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I read it was 26.4, just found another saying 27.0!
Just ordered some calipers!
Sad thing is I sold a 27.0 a few weeks ago :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Mine is 26.8. But I know another that was 27.0.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:50 pm 
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Haha so somewhere between 26.4 a 27.0! Verniers arrive tomorrow so hope to confirm for sure then.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Team Marin
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:05 pm 
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Yeah. I think i had a 26.6 26.8 and a 27.0 shim and 26.8 was the best fit


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I own a 1993 Marin Bear Valley SE and a Team Issue from the same year, so can confirm that both take a 26.4 setpost, but you might be able to fit a 26.6 to them.


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