Just to continue with my Marin/Zolatone addiction here are the latest project frames that I'm working on.
Eldridge - a frame I picked up on here from Whayne (via Brocklanders I believe?) which is is a bit of a state. The original Zolatone has been oversprayed with Turquoise. I started to strip it to reveal the underlying grey - which I've discovered is incomplete anyway. So this frame is destined for complete paint stripping and a homebrew zolatone-esque repaint.
Pine Mountain - I watched this sit in the fs section for a while and the catalyst for me sending the PM to littlemarkie & buying was my friend who recently acquired exactly the same model. There's something really cool about the grey/orange contrast on these bikes....which I love. The frame is in reasonable shape.....it's no minter by any stretch but the rust is fairly minimal, the majority of which I've had a go at cleaning up (tried the vinegar and tin foil trick!). I've had a set of fresh homebrew decals laser cut and applied which freshens the frame up a treat. Forks are resprayed from bare metal (from the Eldridge) in Halfords Orange and the headset/stem/bars came from Drewson to complete the frameset (cheers Drew!). Just need to repaint these and start building.
Apologies for nicking the original fs images...I didn't take any before starting work on the frames.....