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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Hi, I'm new round ere! I'm after some expert advice/opinion on my recent purchase of a Marin bear valley which I suspect is a 1992 version. From what I have researched on line, the fork may be an RST.

My plan is to use the basics of the bike but to update/upgrade in some areas to use it as a fun winter commuter. Thought I'd upload some "before" photos to give you an idea of where its at, before I get started.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:42 pm 
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I can see a nice bike in there- pulling up a chair :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:07 am 
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Love the fact its got disc brake capable forks converted to canti brakes. This new fangled disc nonsense will never catch on, tried and tested canti's are whats needed. :lol:

Should build up nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:22 am 
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Any suggestions on a fork? I don't necessarily need a suspension fork so straight or classic? There is a marin rockstar on eBay at the mo for £25, is that reasonable?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:55 pm 
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rockstar forks...

for my 2p, go rigid, looks more natural on most '92 models. being 1.1/8" they are easily obtained. the black marin stem on the 'bay is just about worth the money and correct for your bike


i've got 2 pairs available(threaded) for postage cost+ bag of peanut m+m's :wink: measure up what steerer length you think you'll need and post back or ask in our wanted section and i'll look out for the post.

just a few subtle changes and you're on to a decent bear valley.


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