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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:58 pm 
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A bit big and aftermarket for my taste but kinda tie in with the saddle as a period upgrade you would have fitted BITD?

Would be good to see it in brochure mode too though... Defintely better side-on pics required when the sun comes out :wink:

Even so it's looking the stuff of schoolboy dreams back when Chesney Hawkes was #1 :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Love the bar and stem Wook...

It gives it a Kleinesque look... :D



Cheers mate...rather pleased with it myself...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:56 pm 
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A bit big and aftermarket for my taste but kinda tie in with the saddle as a period upgrade you would have fitted BITD?

Would be good to see it in brochure mode too though... Defintely better side-on pics required when the sun comes out :wink:

Even so it's looking the stuff of schoolboy dreams back when Chesney Hawkes was #1 :)



Hmm maybe a bit big...I have always had barends on all of my bikes even my more modern 2008 Marin. I do have an original saddle but I have to say I think I prefer the Flite...And better pics as soon as the weather and my schedule permit!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:49 pm 
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They're probably like matchsticks in a Wookie's hands :wink:

Yeah, I'm more of a Turbo man but the Flite looks totally spot on here!

Defintely one of my faves on the site, along with Dossa's Ridgeback which could be a cousin to this on the Prestige family tree :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Above all, what has been achieved with this spruce-up is the frame/fork/bars/stem colour contrast, it hurts to look :shock: . ok i would say that but, it's the same with all 90/91/92 models with flouro bits.

That is what made you spot a marin a mile off back then and, still works now, 22yrs on :) Unless marin mountain bikes have a royalty deal with you, install whatever bar ends you like. that is how you would have tuned your machine back in the day, do so again. 8)

looking rather sweet wookiee. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Cheers Marc

You get the award for "most help in getting it there"!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:19 am 
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I've decided the bar ends just don't look quite right...so they are off and up for sale if anyone is interested check out the link below...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=243403

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:49 am 
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Just seen this Marin just scraped onto the cool wall with 51% yes and 49% no! Seems there really isn't much love for my favourite brand!

viewtopic.php?t=83993


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:12 pm 
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So just tyres and "butt plugs" then you promise to stop tinkering, right? Although, how about thumbies? :wink:

The other owners will have to go some to beat this... I think I've counted 3 others now???


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Ok a few pics of the 99% finished bike...tried to find some sunshine today and got a bit! All that remains is the Smoke for the rear which is on its way. The bar ends are gone but I may well keep an eye out for some shorter ones! :wink: Looking fine at the mo tho! Let me know what you think...

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