My latest project.....1989 Marin Muirwoods.......courtesy of mr_panda (cheers!) in Neon Lime Yellow (surely limes are green?).
Gonna be a bit of a slow burner this project - It's a low end frame, but I already have the Pine Mountain and Bear Valley from this era so I thought a Muirwoods would slot into the collection nicely.
Plans for this?
Paint - I'm gonna see about getting a paint match and probably spray it myself to keep the costs down. Paint has faded away to white in quite a few places so a respray is the only way forward really - I bought it as a project anyway and I love getting stuck into this type of resto.
Decals - I've had sets made up for my other Marins using artworks that I've created so I'm nearly there already, just need to create the Muirwoods text and get a set lasercut in vinyl, in black.
Components - the intention is to stick to a black theme for cranks/rings/cantis/seatpost to offset against the yellow. Not sure what spec yet - I'd like to keep it period correct(ish) and maybe just go for a mid-range spec (to improve upon what would've been fitted as std - which I think was 200gs?). Frame doesn't really warrant anything higher spec IMO....
And shed full of Mondeos?? I've seen Marins referred to as Mondeos recently in relation to their appeal as a mass-manufactured retro bike......so it looks like I've just bought a base model Mondeo to go with the other Mondeos residing in the shed....