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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:58 pm 
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The zolatone paint has always been a bit of a mystic unicorn in trying to find the exact mix to refurb these lovely machines so I'm very keen to see where this goes


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:22 pm 
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makster wrote:
Good work so far!
Be interested to see what your friend does with the zolatone paint, as I'm sure will countless others on here


I will!! Really looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

Looks like you've done some sterling work cleaning up the parts so far!

That cassette looks like it's in great nick - it still has the red HG sticker which is nice.

Do you mind me asking how tall you are and what size your Marin is (seat tube c to c?) I have two 1990 Marin frames and I can't decide which one to go for building up :?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Found the ring, yours is in better nick to be honest sorry


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:19 pm 
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No worries, cheers for looking anyway!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:38 am 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Do you mind me asking how tall you are and what size your Marin is (seat tube c to c?) I have two 1990 Marin frames and I can't decide which one to go for building up :?


Sure, no worries... I'm 5'8" and it's a 19" frame c-to-c. I ride with about 5 1/2" of the seat post showing.

Just went to measure the seat post, and ended up doing twenty minutes on the rear derailleur... It's 00:40hrs!!! :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:39 am 
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the colour for the forks shouldn't present a problem.
I quite often got asked to paint motorbike wheels
in fluorescent colours, or just add fluro to paint work I was doing on bikes.
You buy fluoro basecoat form your paint shop, I think Metalflake sold a neon additive which might be quite interesting.
It just so happens I have someones project here to fit rear
suspension, I painted the wheels on his gsxr[which he is using on it]
orange in 1992. The wheels have faded very little on the side showing, the other side is faded a hell of a lot. But all fluoro fades as far as I know.

Love to see some close up pics of the 'zolatone' when it's done.


I didn't think your bike looked to bad, I would have been riding round Leith Hill on it if it was mine;-)

On the frame size quest, I am taller than you and like 17.5" marin
frames, they feel about the right size. I have a 19 and it feels a bit
of a gate?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:27 pm 
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OK, so a bit more time on the project today...

Had a look at the front quick release lever:

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The rear mech was a daunting task, so rather than dismantle the entire unit and face the prospect of not being able to reassemble it, I just concentrated on the jockey wheel assembly:
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Partially dismantled...
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And I took a quick look at the bottom bracket. This is a sealed unit that I replaced the original BB with years ago. It is still sound after all these years.
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Quick thanks to gil_m... the decals arrived this morning.

Cheers!


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Great thread is this, watching with interest 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:01 pm 
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same here - keep the pictures coming ...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:11 pm 
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There's a set of SG rings for sale in the "for sale" section mate... be quick :wink:

Rich


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