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 Post subject: My first retro ride
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:01 am 
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Hi Guys,

Long time lurker and admirer, first time poster.

Like many others before me, I have spent far too much time looking through the inspiring threads on this forum. I'm particularly keen on some of the 1990s Marins I've seen on here with their cool two-colour paint schemes. Desperate as I was to get myself a cool retro steed, I just couldn't justify it when I already have two bikes, and the missus has three, in a house with no space to keep more than about two!

I spied a nice original 1992 Palisades Trail on eBay reasonably local to me, and was watching it out of curiosity with no serious intent to buy it. The missus has just started a new job working away from home, and yesterday suggested it would be nice if I had a bike to use when I went to see her :D . I didn't need asking twice, and am now the proud owner of said Palisades Trail. Collected her tonight from a nice chap who was pleased to see her go to a good home, and had a blast around the precincts in Plymouth City Centre before heading home. Okay, she's not top of the range, but she's an enjoyable ride - better than my Spesh Hardrock Pro (parts about to be transferred to a Kinesis Decade Tange frame, but that's one for the 1997+ forum). Here's a picture as she looks now:


[Apparently I can't post URLs until I've got done at least one post, so see the next one below!]


All parts look to be original except for the tyres, and good overall condition for a 20 year old bike. In order to get her back to full slick operation, I think all I need to do is .........

-Strip, clean, re-grease.
-Replace the cables (more out of good practice than necessity).
-Replace any crunchy bearings.
-Stick on a set of knobblies (or is that nobblies?). I'm not a purest, so they won't be amber walls :shock: .
-Get her dirty!

There are also a few non-essential items I'd like to do, but nothing major ........

-Re-spray the bar ends.
-Replace the seat.
-Replace the pedals.


Can't wait to get in a few more miles. Unfortunately I won't have much time to work on her this week, so expect a proper update to follow in a week or two.


Regards


Last edited by Exeter Man on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:02 am 
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....... and here she is in all her glory:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:15 am 
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Nice bike, good luck with the build!
Oh! Welcome to the site :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:28 am 
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Skinwhistle wrote:
Nice bike, good luck with the build!
Oh! Welcome to the site :D


Thanks - I'm cock-a-hoop with my purchase :D .

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:03 am 
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My first MTB as well, but back in the 90's. I've often thought of getting another.

I lived in London at the time and was so excited when I got it home, that I couldn't resist taking it out on the road. As I was cycling around some blokes in a white van pulled up alongside me, wound down the passenger window and called me a poser! A bit unkind I thought :lol: . So make sure you stay offroad on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Had that on my ebay watch list and forgot all about it

Glad it's gone to a good home

Kirbdug :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:37 pm 
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kirbdug wrote:
Had that on my ebay watch list and forgot all about it

Glad it's gone to a good home

Kirbdug :D


The guy said he had 77 watchers, but I was the only person who actually bid on it in the end.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Hello and welcome to Retrobike.
Lovely looking old Marin. I've always had a soft spot for that colour combination.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Very nice mate and welcome aboard :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:31 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Exeter Man wrote:
kirbdug wrote:
Had that on my ebay watch list and forgot all about it

Glad it's gone to a good home

Kirbdug :D


The guy said he had 77 watchers, but I was the only person who actually bid on it in the end.

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And got it for a bargain price
Good luck with the re build

Kirbdug :D


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