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 Post subject: Just a splash of neon
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:23 pm 
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From the early 90's, Marin Muirwoods U braked neon madness!

I've always had a soft place in my heart for old Marin's ever since I built and raced my Tet Team from 92-95 (soon to grace the pages of RBUK).

When I saw this bike for sale locally I just had to have it even though the parts are trash and the frame is a little small for me. I know not a logical build but it will be fun!

Frame has 1" head tube and "A" serial number, A-Pro built?

Current plans are to go all XT, but we will see.

More pics to follow.

Toad


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Mine is 19". The frame number starts with a M and it has a 1 1/8" head tube.
Check out my signature for inspiration or deterrence. :-)
I'm looking forward to updates on your thread. The more neon the better for this website!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Agreed! In fact your bike inspired me to pick this one up.

Serial # A906080108

Not sure what it means but i'm guessing A-Pro built. It also has a strange cast brake bridge on the rear, very un-Marvel-Marin looking. I will post a pic.

Obviously this bike needs some love and attention which it will receive, starting with some yellow touch ups, down tube decals (which I need to source in black. I have a set in silver left over from my Tet build back in the day), then finally some XT goodness.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Just a few more pictures of the Muir showing the minty fresh rims, cast brake bridge, and various decals.

Oh and a sweet A-Pro add from a 1992 Mountain Bike Action.

Really hope to move forward with this project soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Forgot the picture of the rims.

Heavy Joytech hubs but nice looking Araya hoops. Not sure these are going to stay.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:35 pm 
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I like it. Neon splatter paint is cool. 8)

Rims look mint. :D


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