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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:17 pm 
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I'm in Southern California at UC San Diego.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Me thinks the photo's are just a tad oversized! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:18 am 
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haha yeah I resized them to be 10x smaller than the original, but they are still really large. Sorry!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:18 pm 
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muppetman wrote:
Nice......I had a black Bear Valley of exactly the same vintage with u-brake - one of the best bikes I've ever owned.


I've just finnished this one, the bike was given to me in a right mess, black tape all over the tubing, dent in top tube by a friend of my mums who had been widowed & was clearing out her husbands shed. She was going to scrap this! My mum told her I would do it up & she refused to take any money from me for the bike, so here she is, a few 'before' & a few 'after' shots.......

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Was this the same as your old Marin BV from back in the day Muppetman? As I thought origionally she was a 1988 but I now think she maybe a 1986?? Anyone any thoughts on the year, would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:37 am 
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Very nice bv there, cleaned up beautifully. Shame about the top tube, but adds character I guess.

Interesting mix of parts too. Some retro upgrades/replacements by the look


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:42 am 
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@ alwinz, 150 bucks seems like a fair price, sure you could get more if you advertise it, but if you're not fussed about that old bike then you might as well move it on at college, rather than get into all the postage malarkey.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:25 am 
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From my research into pre '89 Marins the louvred Marin Decal came in '88 and also the chainstay U-brake was generally only around for '88. The '89 Marins went back to cantis and all the really old Marins I've seen which are possibly '86/'87 also have cantis.
So you were probably right with dating it as an '88.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:09 am 
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Thanks for the information! Heres the other thing, is it worth keeping to wait until it gains more value? Or is it just a nice old bike?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:44 am 
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alwinz wrote:
Thanks for the information! Heres the other thing, is it worth keeping to wait until it gains more value? Or is it just a nice old bike?



Honestly ...as it's entry level more or less.... It's unlikely to ever be worth more than it is now

Back to the original thread Marin ... I like that simpler look and for some reason for me is screaming out for some drop bars


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 am 
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One almost identical to the OPs sold just the other day, I was quite interested. Took me a minute to realise it wasn't a new post!


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