I'm just curious, but does this bike have the genuine Team Tange Prestige frame? On all the Team Marin's I've seen from this era, the rear derailleur cable ran along the top tube and down the seat stays tube? As shown in this photo:http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/624 ... 4ec6_b.jpg
This made the Team frame unique compared to all the other Marin frames of the time. The frame shown in this thread has the cable running underneath, down the down tube and along the chain stay?
I'm just curious to know if they changed the design at some point...?!
Hi yes this has been some cause for disscussion before...The thinking is that it is a late 1991 frame as by 1992 the rear gear cable took the route on the downtube and chainstay rather than along the top tube. It didn't have the prestige label on it when I bought it but it had the same spec as the 1991 catalogue and the decals etc...it weighs in at about 25lbs and the 1990 Eldridge I have is just under 27lbs...So I am pretty sure it is a Team....