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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Actually, going back to the in-the-box shot the finish looks more matt on those two... I just haven't seen alloy Shimano rings that shiny before!

As you say it has an aftermarket style to it :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:52 pm 
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lrh wrote:
Actually, going back to the in-the-box shot the finish looks more matt on those two... I just haven't seen alloy Shimano rings that shiny before!

As you say it has an aftermarket style to it :)


Oh they really are shiny rings! And the arms are a lovely glossy black...I think the black works well with the black cantis, STI levers, seat post and rims when they get put back on!

Kinda makes the rear mech look a little shabby although its not in bad nick...Everything else looks spot on...just the mech, maybe a NOS or very good one will have to be sourced!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Kinda makes the rear mech look a little shabby although its not in bad nick...Everything else looks spot on...just the mech, maybe a NOS or very good one will have to be sourced!

Get polishing, as per sherlylock: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=173794&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:27 pm 
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I know he has the patience of a saint funnily enough PM'ed him earlier to ask how it he did it step by step!


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Crikey those forks do look good! Defo sending mine up north (metaphorically speaking Marc :wink: )

Time, patience and lots of elbow grease on the polishing Doug - It'll be worth it bro.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:43 pm 
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So close I can almost taste it!! The forks and stem arrived back and are stunning! Still waiting on the bars as they need another go as there seems to be real issue with pink for some reason (may explain why places I called said they don't do it!) But I couldn't wait and popped the decals on them and assembled the forks and stem. Just need the bars then the Onza's can go on with the foam grips and also then need to set up the brakes/gears. And still waiting for the Smokes to come back in stock. But I will ride it with the Rockstar on the back till then anyway...

A couple of pics of my kitchen, oh and the Marin! Although the pink is much brighter in the flesh...very hard to capture in the pics but it matches the decals beautifully!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:00 pm 
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nice job with the decals. i could barely put panini football stickers in the album evenly, back in the day :)

quite a knockout example of the top flight model marin from 1991.

((((whistles))) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:32 pm 
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nice job with the decals. i could barely put panini football stickers in the album evenly, back in the day :)

quite a knockout example of the top flight model marin from 1991.

((((whistles))) 8)



Couldn't have done it without you mate! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:12 am 
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Keep it coming Wookie! I've just read this thread from start to finish and it's bloody rivetting. Superb bike and wonderful descriptions and passions....classic retrobike!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:29 am 
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Keep it coming Wookie! I've just read this thread from start to finish and it's bloody rivetting. Superb bike and wonderful descriptions and passions....classic retrobike!



Cheers for that...I recon it will be ridable and only needing the rear tyre in a week or so! The smokes are hopefully back in stock end of Feb so won't be truely done until then. Everyone has 1 bike that is "the one" this is mine...


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