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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:01 pm 
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..so a bit fed up with being redundant still, decided to build a bike up, purely out of bits from the parts bin, and NOT buying a single additional component for it.

So here she is, a Marin Team in steel.

Frame: Marin Team, resprayed in flip blue/purple
Fork: Pace RC36 Evo3
Headset: Diacompe
Stem: ICON
Bars: Ritchey Prolite
Grips: Club Roost
Shifters: XT Tumbies
Brake levers: Deore for V's
Brakes: Deore V - Rear only
Seatpost: ProLite carbon
Saddle: Gipiemme
Cranks: ACOR Titanium
Wheels: Mavic CrossRide
Tyres: Tioga
Fr Mech: LX
Rr Mech: XT (M735)

I've built it purely as a hack bike, to ride like an idiot, and not worry about running it into the ground.

1 brake only, kinda limits it to mainly flat singletrack, but if I can find a V-brake solution to the front-end, I'll go with that.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Wish I had your parts bin Steve! :shock: Think V mounts are available from Tim if you need some. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Well done 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Bad news on the work situation Steve :(

Cool looking parts bin bike :) Is the Marin in it's stock colour? And what's the story with the cables?!?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Cheers John,

From memory, it's been resprayed (argos, I think) so not factory, and the decals are sat on top of the lacquer.. :wink:

erm.... :oops: ....yeah the cables... :oops: I got all excited about snapping some pics of it, I'll get round to cabling it up properly tomorrow... as I noticed the under-BB cable routing isn't there.. :oops:

- @ Edd, there's not much of the parts-bin left. Would love to get hold of some V-mounts up front, so I might have to break the rule I set myself of not buying anything additional, to build this bike.. :D

- @ T - Cheers :lol:


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Steve if you are short for any other bits, let me know and i will have a route around in my spares box for you. 8)


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Cheers fella. 8)

I think it's only the caliper mounts for the forks I need to complete, everything else is sorted.

I fixed the gears to make it a singlespeed earlier, and took it for a quick spin round the block, and it's surprisingly nimble for a big old heavy steel barge... :lol: 8)


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Really nice, and good to see some Marin love on here, criminally overlooked in the main


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:10 pm 
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If that's a hack, i shudder to think of one of your 'garage queens' or 'riders' :O

nice build, satisfying, huh. :)


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jonnymcenroe wrote:
If that's a hack, i shudder to think of one of your 'garage queens' or 'riders' :O

nice build, satisfying, huh. :)


Cheers fella,

I've given up all my garage queens, kinda had a reality check and asked the question of myself "what's the point?" so I have this, and a few AluO's, and then there's my main rider, which can be seen here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=181517


coomber wrote:
Really nice, and good to see some Marin love on here, criminally overlooked in the main


Many thanks, it wouldn't have been my first choice, but I happened upon this almost by accident as I wanted another part (that was attached to it) for something else.


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