Looks great. I did all of the styling on Marin bikes for about 15 years, including that one! Heavily involved in the spec's of the bikes too. In the early days Bob Buckley, Kelly Burr and I did most of the spec's while I did the colours and graphics. I can't honestly remember the exact details of when we changed minor details, like the logos. But I do remember developing the paint with the Taiwanese supplier. It nearly didn't happen. I spent week's with them. I nearly gave up because the paint kept peeling when acetone was put on it. It was only a trip to a local Taiwanese temple, when I was show how to ask the gods a question (should I persevere, the answer was yes) that made me persevere!
Thanks for the reply, it's always fantastic to get comments and a historical perspective from the people involved at the time.
I'm glad you did persevere, as that paint finish really makes the models of the period stand out.
The Palisades is occasionally ridden, although to be fair, we've not exactly had the weather for casual riding, but I think there is a strong chance of use this year, as gloves, glasses and other essential items have recently been purchased, as has a Bear Valley, which I have not seen yet, and which I am due to pick up on Wednesday of this week, so watch out for another refurb thread.
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