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 Post subject: 1991 Marin Bear Valley
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:00 pm 
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I owned this one from new then sold it to a mate and recently bought it back from him.

Pics below are after I've converted it to (what I consider) an ideal road (pub / shops / commute) bike. Afraid I forgot to take any before pics.

During his ownership he fitted CODA disc wheels and brakes (o/e on my year 2000 Cannondale Jekyll 2000sl) - which I also sold him. No idea where he got the widget that allows you to run a rear disc brake. It seems to work so I've kept it.

He also fitted some horrible RST suspension forks and sadly lost the originals. I've replaced the RSTs with an Identiti Tuning Fork, and replaced the Biopace Shimano 400LX with Middleburn Slickshift Hardcoat rings (26, 36, 46).

Rest of the spec is original, except for:
- 7 speed Shimano HG50 (12-28) cassette
- SRAM chain
- FSA Orbit XL 2 headset
- Brand X 120mm stem
- Brand X lock-on grips
- Non QR seat-clamp
- Wellgo MG1 flat pedals
- Continental City Contact 1.5 tyres

I also have a 1991 Pine Mountain (again, owned from new). It's currently having a mechanical refurb - will post pics when I get it back. It's been in regular use (latterly as a road bike) throughout the last 19 years...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:34 pm 
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needs a price mate.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:58 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
needs a price mate.

It's not for sale - sorry


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Sorry my mistake.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:55 pm 
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looks a nice one post some pics up of the pine mtn! love the updated disc brake look


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:32 pm 
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looks a nice one post some pics up of the pine mtn! love the updated disc brake look


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:40 pm 
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old_skool_cool wrote:
looks a nice one post some pics up of the pine mtn! love the updated disc brake look

Thanks!
I'm particularly pleased with how similar the Identiti Tuning Fork looks to the original Marin fork.

I'll get some pics of the Pine Mountain up as soon as I get it back from the shop. It's currently having a new drivetrain and wheels fitted (braking surface of its 3rd set of wheels has worn very thin...I'd love to know how many miles I've done on it in 19 years)...


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