I picked this up this afternoon - a Retrobike Karma special
Its a Marin Bolinas Ridge, not exactly sure what year it is 1995/1996 ?. I certainly didn't plan on another bike to build but felt the old girl could do with a little bit of love. As the advert said its no Garage Queen, it is though original apart from the bars and grips. Perfect for when its not roadbike weather and still cool enough to be seen riding
Here is how she was when she made it home
Started to strip it down this afternoon, what I call the 3 terminal/pain in the ass parts were checked first.
Seatpost greased and moves up and down
Stem greased and also moves up and down
All going too well so far
Stripped, the chain, front and rear derailleur, removed bottom bracket, it tried its best to hold on but soon gave in, threads on frame all good.
So I gave a huge sign of relief and had a cuppa to celebrate
Gave it a once over, a little wear here and there but nothing a little tlc wont mend, I will probably get away with replacing only a few parts such and the saddle, cables, front mech and the rear wheel has a few rusty spokes and a little rumble from the cassette but have one in the parts bin that I can use.
The trouble is the temptation with me is always to splatter the bike with the best bits I have, but this one is a budget build
And this is how I left the old girl for the night
Kelly.....Body by Kona.............Soul by Satan !