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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Cheers mate.. any pics of your collection of Marin's?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:03 am 
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Absolutely loving the mild weather; I was able to spend the afternoon on my newly acquired Bear Valley :D

I completely stripped it down and degreased/regreased everything then built it back up. Although it arrived in clean condition from stuntjumper the BV did benefit massively from a rebuild and T-cut/Autoglym wax treatment. I've replaced the gear cables for new and exchanged the nasty stock cantis for some half decent Dia Compe 987s. They're purple and clash beautifully with the hi-viz frame. I've also fit a loud pink Zefal bottle cage which also clashes; I kind of feel that anything could go (colourwise) on this frame. But IMO what really sets it off is the jet black 400LX cranks and the black rims/amberwall tyres. Pedals are new as well; I had some Tioga Surefoots knocking about to replace the tired stock pedals.

Unfortunately the bottom bracket is shot but I don't have the correct tool to remove it so I'll wait until a cheap one comes on the bay.... the only other thing that needs attention is a couple of the decals. I would like to replace the 'BEAR VALLEY' decals on the crossbar as they're a bit knackered and I need to replace the 'N' on the driveside 'MARIN'.

There's still a couple of hours left of the BV, mainly just tweaking and further polishing but I couldn't resist posting a pre-finished article piccy. I'm honestly so pleased with the beauty; I know its pretty basic spec-wise but there's just something about it that oozes quality.... and for what I paid (including shipping from the Netherlands) you just can't beat it for value.... I mean I dread to think what you can pick up in Hally for the same kind of dosh :!:

Punching well above it's weight I know but if I manage to finish it off in time I may enter it for BOTM 8)

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Yes! I want this bike. Very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Absolutely sweet in that colour combo...looks far more than it is errrr in a good way! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:08 am 
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Location: St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Canada
wow, thats the most beautiful bike I've ever seen, do you know how rare they are ?


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Twinsies! :D

They are stunning in the neon rasta fade paint. Especially in daylight and to the naked eye. I bought this one recently - it's NOS, it had been stashed away since 1991.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:18 am 
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you are the luckiest mate around, it's unbeliveable how this bike rocks ... the marin rockstar tyres looks really knobby wow. What a great find you did mate ! the solid frame nowadays is forgotten and they should really make this exact specific bike in 2015 and it would sell like hot bread !


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