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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Sherlylock, here is a picture of the new paint up close, a picture of the original zolatone on the darker Palisades and a picture of the touch up bottles. 21 years unopened. If they were wine they would be valuable! Come to think of it, if they were wine they would be empty!


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New Paint


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Dark Original Zolatone


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Loving these Zolatone Marins....takes me back to the day when my Team Marin arrived in 91'...pure joy!! These 91' models came with what was called "Charcoal" Zolatone 2000.


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Simonfreese. I cant measure accurately enough to be sure the gusset converter will def fit the 7 speed freewheel. However if I was doing another conversion I think I would use a kit with multiple spacers. Check these out:http://www.velosolo.co.uk/shopsingle.html

They give flexibility and you can run two cogs if you want a two speed. With a chain tensioner fitted you have this option though you have to stop and manually change. Useful for a bike that will be used mostly on flattish routes but will be in the hills occassionaly.


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thanks for that, sounds like the multiple spacer option might be the best bet. I will consider two speeds, as it would give my old knees a get of jail card! Thanks for taking the time, much appreciated :D


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No worries. You should put some pictures of your bike up. Let all us weird Marin appreciators inspect her! I should have documented the work I did on mine.


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I put my last mtb project, a polished GT up as a thread, but wasn't sure about this one as the Muirwoods is quite low end, and I won't be building it up as original, it will be a mixture of components. I thought that this factor combined with the single speed route might not appeal to most!

When I get the parts together I will organise a thread, who knows, it may be of some use!


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I am definitely interested. I will check out your previous thread.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:05 pm 
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I had better get organised then!

Am hoping to pick up wheels for this at the weekend, will give me a good excuse to take some photographs and do a thread.

Thanks for your help and interest, it makes the projects more intersting when you can share them with others. :lol:


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