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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:11 am 
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found this at the recycling bins last night in North London, I saw it had old XT mechs and shifters on it so I saved it from death..

there were no wheels or saddle or seatpost, but everything (except the Crankset) looked from that era:
LX cantilever brakes... M737 front and rear mechs and M737 shifter/levers (one with plastic screen missing)

I could just make out the remainder of the word TEAM on the top tube and it says TANGE Ultimate Superlight by the BB..

Anyone know what this is? I don't know anything about Marin bikes..

thanks,
matt


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:27 am 
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Good find!

1994 is my bet.....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/1 ... e7533295c3

What sort of condition is the frame in?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:53 am 
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Unbelievably lucky!

This is a fab frameset! From the dying days of quality steel frames when mainstream brands all went to alloy.

Pretty much top of the range (think there was a Team Titanium above it) circa '94.

These ride really nicely. Fingers crossed its not bent.

Ditch that POS chainset though :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:55 am 
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That top tube is fucked though. Still - good find!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:58 am 
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yeah what's with the top tube?! has someone been shooting at it with an air rifle?!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:16 pm 
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I had a Marin Team and it was a brilliant frame.

From memory it had triple butted main tubes and quad butted stays. Very thin tubes and mine ended up getting a crease on the underside of the down tube - but it did get raced in a DH once.

Pity that top tube has been peppered - it would build up into a nice bike


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:45 pm 
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nice find, looks a bit beat up though the bars have a weird dent too... great set of parts though


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:02 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
That top tube is fucked though. Still - good find!


Are they holes? I just assumed they were chips in the paint down to the metal (which has gone rusty).....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:35 pm 
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i reckon a team as it has the first rear mech cable stop on head tube, rather than down tube.

if the frame has had it you have a good start with the other bits for something else but, if it's good build it as they're pretty rare.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:55 pm 
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was8v wrote:
yeah what's with the top tube?! has someone been shooting at it with an air rifle?!


Reckon a previous owner had mounted one of those kiddy-seat saddles on it??


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