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 Post subject: Todays new arrival!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:31 pm 
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Evening all, just returned from picking up a new arrival in the form of this early marin. Im not sure what it is to be honest!, model decals are gone, as is one of the downtube marin decals, the rest are still there. Pretty tidy paint wise...one or 2 scratches though. grey zolatone paint, 16.5" C-T, rear U brake.

It came sprinkled with a liberal dash of ringle stem & skewers, answer M-sport forks. Middleburn chainset, modern alex rims front wheel, and LX everything else. Oh and a RC130 bar that looks like new.

Sorry for the piccies, I left my camera memory card at work so am limited to my mobile phone at the mo.

Any help on model ID would be appreciated, although missing its original stem & forks its probably pretty hard to track down.

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It also arrived with a rather funky spare front wheel, any info on the hub also appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:34 pm 
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That hubs a Kent Pineapple hub.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:02 am 
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Just to show how pap my phone is for pictures, the hub and brakes are red not purple.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:29 am 
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Really like to color of the frame,...nice purchase! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:13 am 
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My best guess so far is a 91 Bear valley. although the paint work shown in the catalogue appears to be a much darker grey. And it lacks the rear U brake.

Any one got any 89/90 marin catalogues?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:39 pm 
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I reckon it's a Palisades Trail mate from 1990..they came with a U brake in 15" size if I remember correctly...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:22 pm 
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Rich wrote:
I reckon it's a Palisades Trail mate from 1990..they came with a U brake in 15" size if I remember correctly...


Thats the model i was thinking. Has to be 90ish with the U but not down by the chain stay. So a little later. Late 90 maybe. Can't remember when they moved them from the chain stay??


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:29 pm 
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That's real nice. Some cool bits on there too. paricularly liking the canti's and the RS1's. 8)


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Thats nice, will scrub up well. Odd to see Middleburns with plastic pedals!

As pete_mcc correctly said, front hub is a Kent Pineapple job, and I'm loving it with the snowflake; what a spare! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:40 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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very nice indeedy, I'd be going with bear valley as the decals on early ones were white plus it has the earlier dropouts, the early zolatone paint was also a light grey compared to later years.


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