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 Post subject: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:50 pm 
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...picked this up today...rather excited :wink: ....its nice to have a proper retro bike again!.always regretted selling my Kilauea, so I have been on the look out for an early Marin for a while now, then this one popped up!!

The guy I collected it from says he ordered it in 1989, with a £100 deposit, and it arrived in 1990. The serial number is partly obscured by the stays, but it looks like 91...someone may be able to shed some light!!!

It was used for 3 years then put away in a garage for 20 years until today!!!

Everything is original apart from the seat and tyres, still the original brake blocks and chain!!....checked it with a chain gauge, and it still has a few miles in it yet!!

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Might replace the decals, and the saddle is a definate.....and I need some new amberwallls...any ideas??

One question....were these early Marins actually built in America?

Might need to take this to Mayhem!!


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Very nice, there does seem to be a few eldridges squirrelled away in the depths of garages round the country. Is that a touch of peely headtubestickeritus it's suffering from. Zolatone and stickers are not best of friends it would appear.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:09 pm 
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P.s mine is same year as yours and it still bears it's "made in Taiwan" sticker on the headtube


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Grumpy farmer wrote:
Very nice, there does seem to be a few eldridges squirrelled away in the depths of garages round the country. Is that a touch of peely headtubestickeritus it's suffering from. Zolatone and stickers are not best of friends it would appear.


Yes, unfortunately so!!

As soon as Gil_m is up and about again, ill be ordering a full set!!

Ok, they were built in Taiwan?


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Nice mate. Looks to be in good nick too.

Yeah seems that they were made in Taiwan. My 91 pine mountain had a sticker on the head tube.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:01 am 
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Lovely that... it's definitely a 1990, IMO Marins best year. Components look in good nick too so it'll be cheap and low effort to get it bang on. It would be cool to see it along side mine at MM13 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:24 am 
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Brilliant the Zolatone Marin club is growing in strength! Defo a 1990, thinner seat stays, lighter grey than the 91, and white decals rather than the same colour as the forks. A nice find mate!

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:31 pm 
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nice to see another marin on here. cant have too many :wink:

need another old marin in my life. I miss my old bolinas.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Very nice 8)

I'd leave the original stickers if it was mine. The repro's are good but not 100% correct imo.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Marin...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:27 pm 
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chiswickcollectables wrote:
Lovely that... it's definitely a 1990, IMO Marins best year. Components look in good nick too so it'll be cheap and low effort to get it bang on. It would be cool to see it along side mine at MM13 8)


1991 is the best year :wink: .
I like these old Marins prefer the Dark Zolatone and the fat stays of 91 but these two years were the best.
Good to see that so many have been looked after and are appearing here.

Carl.


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