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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Brief history lesson on why the Marin Mount Vision is part of mountain bike history and should be valued a lot more on retro bike forums:

1994 – ATB starts an R&D department, employing F1 engineer Jon Whyte to develop a full suspension design

1995 – Suspension design is licensed to Marin and goes into production

1997 – Paul Lasenby rides into the record books on his Marin Mount Vision, becoming the first ever pro-elite racer to win an XC on a full suspension bike

1998 – More records – this time the first XC Championship on a suspension bike


This Marin is the 'daddy' of race full susers of today!



ahhh mate thanks for the info...I knew it had a good pedigree and was a the 1st full susser to win XC comps...just glad its more than me that appreciates the good ol Marins...often overlooked but once ridden loved!

Need to start a Marin appreciation society!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:12 pm 
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+1 and i got to agree about reverting the colour of the swing arm back to it's original colour 8) ..


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yeah I want to strip the swingarm and change the front fork too...not sure the best way to go about it...paint stripper or blasting...


Normal shot blasting can be harmful as it thins the metal down if done wrong but their are people that do nylon shot blasting and that's very effective and holds no serious worry to the thining of the metal and you don't have any chemical residue to worry about from a liquid stripper either ;) ..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Muddy paw wrote:
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+1 and i got to agree about reverting the colour of the swing arm back to it's original colour 8) ..


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yeah I want to strip the swingarm and change the front fork too...not sure the best way to go about it...paint stripper or blasting...


Normal shot blasting can be harmful as it thins the metal down if done wrong but their are people that do nylon shot blasting and that's very effective and holds no serious worry to the thining of the metal and you don't have any chemical residue to worry about from a liquid stripper either ;) ..


Hmmm sounds interesting...where would I look to get that done?? I am near Southampton Hants... Was also contemplating getting a "chrome" powder coat for the frame and swingarm...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Trust me the ONLY way is to sort some quality 80mm air forks and then respray the rear swing arm the exact colour of the forks. Its the correct look for this period of Mount Visions.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:14 pm 
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shaun wrote:
Trust me the ONLY way is to sort some quality 80mm air forks and then respray the rear swing arm the exact colour of the forks. Its the correct look for this period of Mount Visions.


Thanks noted....going to strip the frame and swingarm back to bare alu and then sort the forks and rear shock with some air shock love!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:27 am 
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Like it. A friend of mine has just rebuilt his front forks and while they were in bits, spent a couple of hours stripping and polishing the lower legs and now they look awesome. Imagine these on your MV with its polished frame and swing arm , would look great.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Liking the yellow & yellow, I didn't know the swingarms were high risk in terms of cracks, my usual method of ignorance is bliss will continue no doubt. Here's mine built a bit differently:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:48 pm 
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That looks nice gtRTSdh. My Marin FS developed a slight amount of play from side to side becase the bearing seat had worn. My bike shop was worried this may have caused a crack to appear, but got it early and no damage, just some new seats to tighten the back end up. Worth keeping an eye on as these bikes get older.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Wow, that is the only full susser except modern downhill ones that I really like the look off :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Muddy paw wrote:
Normal shot blasting can be harmful as it thins the metal down if done wrong but their are people that do nylon shot blasting and that's very effective and holds no serious worry to the thining of the metal and you don't have any chemical residue to worry about from a liquid stripper either ;) ..


Hmmm sounds interesting...where would I look to get that done?? I am near Southampton Hants... Was also contemplating getting a "chrome" powder coat for the frame and swingarm...[/quote]

Sorry i've not been on for a while and i'm afraid i don't know of anbody in your area that does it but any decent company that does wheel refurbs should have that process optional lol ..


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