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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:48 pm 
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finally finished the wheels today. black mavic x517 rims with m737 hubs and panaracer smokeII/dartII.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 10:37 pm 
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How much did these sell for BITD?

On my first summer job back in '94 a guy I worked with had one. It was the first proper MTB I had seen in the flesh rather than in a magazine.

I thought it was the best thing in the world. Way beyond my budget! What was the rrp?


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 10:45 pm 
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adamgent wrote:
What was the rrp?

good question.
as to bikepedia the bike retailed for 1400$ in 1994. don't know what the exchange rates were back then.
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:33 am 
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back in 1995 they wanted 3000 dm (deutschmark) for it :shock:
i was lucky to get it for 2200 in a sale which was still a lot of money bitd :!:
great bike, cant wait for the complete thing.
i like the 93-95 marin range.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:45 am 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
I paid £1050 for it new, and that was with standard Marin spec, so add on the price of the upgrades, flite, M737 cantis, and whatever other bits Phil adds that were not standard.

When I had it I also had a flite, M737 spd's, M737 cantis, icon barends, Renthal bars...

As standard this bike had a mix of XT and LX parts, I suspect that Phil is replacing all the LX parts with M737 XT, something I never finished when I had it.

Looking good buddy! Love the black rims on that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:52 pm 
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finally finished. weather is too bad to make outdoor pics. sorry.
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Final Specs:

Frame Marin Indian Fire Trail 1994 17,5"
Fork Marin Rockstar Fork (CroMo), original
Headset Ritchey Logic, 1 1/8, NOS
Stem Marin Lite 135mm length, some rise, original
Handlebar Marin Lite, NOS
Grips Grab-On MTN-2, NOS
Brakes Shimano BR-M737
Cantilever cable hangers Paul Moon Units, NOS
Brake Levers Shimano ST-M737
Shifters Shimano ST-M737
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M737
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-M737
Cassette Shimano CS-M737-8
Chain Shimano HG90, NOS
Cranks Shimano FC-M737
Chainrings Sun Ringle 42-34-22
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN54, 107mm
Pedals Shimano PD-M735
Quick Releases Control Tech
Rims Mavic X517 black 32h, NOS
Spokes DT-Swiss Competition
Hubs Shimano FH-M737 rear and front, NOS
Tyres Panaracer Smoke II and Dart II
Saddle Selle Italia Flite from 1994
Seatpost Marin Lite silver, 31,4mm, original


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:58 pm 
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It looks great. I really like the little touches of blue. Very, very nice finish to the project.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Brilliant, I always thought that this bike came with too much blue straight from the factory, so this is far more subtle and tasteful. I also like the increased use of black too in the rims and the headset.

Good job well done! I now really need to get on and finish the bike that I replaced that with :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:56 pm 
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wow... great looking bike... very subtle understated look..

i remember someone letting me have a go on theirs back in the day on a local council organised ride... pretty much the same spec as this one but with Pace suspension forks... i thought it was the best thing id ever ridden!! lightyears apart from the Ogre (raleigh) Max i had at the time..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Yes, I love it!


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