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 Post subject: Marin Hawk Hill
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:25 pm 
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Location: bandung, indonesia
I just buy this hawk hill..still don't know whether I have to repaint it or not
the groupset came with acera..hope I can get a higher one :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:41 pm 
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hi.

just enjoy it as it is. the hawk hill '96 is quite entry-level and no real need to repaint or upgrade the components. i mean, it isn't necessary, you would have to spend alot more money to feel a real benefit in performance.

you have tange tubing and strong components. have fun!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Agreed, it's worth next to no money so only spend what you want too and enjoy it


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Hi

Congratulations on a great find! :-)

I used to work in a bike shop in 1994-96 and both sold and assembled Marins.

The Hawk Hill was actually a bargain at the time. It had a complete Acera group if I remember correctly and the Acera group was actually great.

It shifted beautifully and had adequate brakes. Considering that the Acera was an entry to mid level group set.....it performed really well.....so if you don't have any real problems with any of the components I would consider keeping it as it is.

The design of the Marins was also good at this time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:21 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: bandung, indonesia
hi
yes it is a great entry level Marin bike. I've tried and the acera components works well, there's no problem but corrosion.
I try to put some components from my another bike while I polishing the acera, and here's it look like :D


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 Post subject: Hawkhill
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Nice bike and great photos. Enjoy, Marin's are addictive.


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