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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 pm 
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....so here comes another one out of the woodwork!

Picked this up at the weekend after seeing it advertised on retrobike.

I don't need it. But I want it - need to feed the zolatone addiction.....!

Luckily the zolatone is still hanging on to this frame - there's a dent on one of the rear stays but overall very little scuffs and rust damage and no flaking paint. A few new decals should sort this one out nicely - I'm the 3rd owner and it looks like it's been looked after well. Some of the components have been swapped out at some point in it's life but overall it's in great shape....

Frame: 1991 Marin Bear Valley

Fork: Spinner Full Cro-Mo Oversize with cast end

Headset: 1 1/8" Ritchey Logic
Stem: Marin Oversized - 15° rise
Handlebar: Marin Bulge - Alloy
Grips: None as yet
Barends: None

Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M730 (front) Shimano Deore LK (Rear)
Brake Pads: XT cartridge
Brake Cables: Clarks
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Shimano ST-M050

Shifters: Shimano ST-M050
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M400
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Exage 500LX
Derailleur Cables: Unkown
Cassette: Unknown
Chain: Unknown
Cranks: Shimano Exage 400LX
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: Unknown
Pedals: Unknown

Hub Skewers:
Rims: Front - Alesa, Rear - Outland Enduro 100 (!?)
Hubs: Unknown
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: Marin Rockstar
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Std Marin Lite
Seatpost Binder: Shimano DX

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Some close ups...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Looks nice, I'm developing a bit of a hankering for a steel marin.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Oh yes liking that.. check out my sig for the 'alternative' colour version of the exact same bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:35 pm 
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NAILTRAIL96 wrote:
Looks nice, I'm developing a bit of a hankering for a steel marin.


Seems like there are quite a few cropping up for sale at the moment! Go for it, you know you want to! ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:43 pm 
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chiswickcollectables wrote:
Oh yes liking that.. check out my sig for the 'alternative' colour version of the exact same bike.

Lovely looking bike......any ideas why are there 2 different colour schemes available on the same model year of bike?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:30 pm 
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sherlylock wrote:
chiswickcollectables wrote:
Oh yes liking that.. check out my sig for the 'alternative' colour version of the exact same bike.

Lovely looking bike......any ideas why are there 2 different colour schemes available on the same model year of bike?



Different colours for different markets I think. IIRC the neon version was not available in the UK.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:47 pm 
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My Wife's 1993 Marin, love the simple understated grey paint. Don't tell her, but I do take this out for a quick ride every now and then and, although I am used to my Kona Explosif, must admit that these early steel Marins ride beautifully! :oops: Can't understand why they are so cheap. :?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:42 pm 
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My brother still has a completely original 1993 Bear Valley SE lying in his garage.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:53 pm 
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sherlylock wrote:
NAILTRAIL96 wrote:
Looks nice, I'm developing a bit of a hankering for a steel marin.


Seems like there are quite a few cropping up for sale at the moment! Go for it, you know you want to! ;)

I'm fighting it at present but I suspect it's a losing battle.


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