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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:07 am 
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dkdaz wrote:
awesome.

always wanted a dean ti frame, ever since i got the dean stem for my marin ti.

:D :D


Do you have a link to your Marin Ti?


try http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ?p=1511996

had gill make new black decals after i removed them years ago. didnt go with the rest of the colour scheme. put my original black marin lite forks on since the pics were taken. will have to put an updated photo on.


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dkdaz wrote:
ez054098 wrote:
dkdaz wrote:
awesome.

always wanted a dean ti frame, ever since i got the dean stem for my marin ti.

:D :D


Do you have a link to your Marin Ti?


try http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ?p=1511996

had gill make new black decals after i removed them years ago. didnt go with the rest of the colour scheme. put my original black marin lite forks on since the pics were taken. will have to put an updated photo on.


That is nice! Love the choice of parts too.


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thanks fella :D


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 Post subject: Final Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:45 am 
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I finally got the wheels I wanted built. I believe I am done.


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whow, those wheels are stunning 8) really nice retro build :wink:

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ez054098
The SN is D22054

Disco Drive
Hmmmmmm.... Mine is P19054 but my seat tube cut out faces backwards?
I guess they are both May '94?

ez054098
So what does the "D" and the "P" mean?

Disco Drive
Sadly, I don't think even Dean could answer that. Will have to be an enigma.....

Double-E F
Hmm, the serial number on my, alleged 1994, Dean is D21108, so there doesn't really seem to be any logic behind the numbering

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The plot thickens....

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Back in 1994, Dean frames were made by TST, later known as TiSport, sometimes wrongly referred to as Sandvic (the company was though part of the Sandvic group at one time). TST was a very good builder, and made frames for many top brands, most famously perhaps the Kona Hei Hei and King Kahuna.

These serial numbers are in the standard TST format. The D stands for Dean, 22, 19 and 21 stand for the size of the frames, andD22054 is the 54th size 22 Dean they had built. I can't explain the P, unless it is possibly an indistinct D that looks like a P? There is no indication of date of build in TST SNs.

It seems that you all got in at the right time, before Dean starting building their own frames. Over on mtbr, there is a really hair-raising thread with a catalogue of complaints from many owners about the more recent frames and the really appalling bad service, failure to keep promises, repair broken frames in a reasonable time and abuse in place of service. I have really never read anything like it! Fortunately for you guys, TST frames have a very good reputation for build quality and long life.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Jeez, I'm jealous of that stem :lol: 8) .

First dibs if you ever consider selling it :wink: .

Lovely bike, 1994 appears to be one of the best years for DEAN judging all the wonderful frames being showcased around here 8) !


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:54 am 
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Double-E F wrote:
Jeez, I'm jealous of that stem :lol: 8) .

First dibs if you ever consider selling it :wink: .

Lovely bike, 1994 appears to be one of the best years for DEAN judging all the wonderful frames being showcased around here 8) !


Thanks. I had a 1" Dean quill stem just incase I came across Dean with a 1" headtube.


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