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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Whilst browsing eBay a few months before xmas I spotted a sad looking Marin Pine Mountain frame with a seized seatpost......so decided I had to rescue it. There don't seem to be many of these around and they seem to be quite a good alternative to the zolatone PM's which are now popular and seem to be fetching quite a good price

The post came out with some experimentation with freezespray and some brute force. I stripped the frame back to bare metal to clean up the rust (these Marins are surprisingly rusty under what looks like good paint!)

Applied 1 coat of grey etch primer, 3 coats of white primer, 3 coats of Halfords fluro orange, 3 coats of clear lacquer, then 3 coats of Plasticote satin stove black (with a bit of careful masking) - the frame is starting to look a little healthier.

Not sure what to think of the colour match - I think it's pretty close to what it would've been originally - according to the brochure and the NOS stem I've got for it......but it's a million miles away from the faded yellowly colour of every other '92 PM picture that I've seen!

Either way - it's gonna look quite fresh and clean when it's finished.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:48 pm 
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that looks lovely, nice job 8)

edit: is the sticker on the seat post clamp indeed a sticker or is it printed onto the clamp?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:49 pm 
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that looks lovely, nice job 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Looking good. :D

Are the downtube decals the same as 1993, as i have nos set if you want to copy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Another one to watch. :D

Rich


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Nice looking Marin, great colour and nice work so far. I am restoring a 1993 Marin Eldridge Grade at the moment to its former glory and shall be following your build with interest. Marin sure built some great bikes in the early days, but I feel the reputation of the later ones seems to have tarnished the Marin brand as a whole, including these early ones which is a shame as they were great to race and ride back then.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:39 pm 
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marvellous!

lick 'o' paint has given it a new lease of life. i will check for updates.

Have you got any forks sorted? i have some rockstar forks from a '95 bear valley that need a purpose and a lick of paint. depending on steerer length etc...you can have them for postage cost.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Nice. what size seatpost does it take by the way?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Hmmmm nice repaint watching this one!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:14 am 
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Top job will follow with interest as I'm soon to start a 89 pine mountain just in the process of sourcing parts....are you going for factory spec or something newer?


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