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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Bought this bike on Ebay a few weeks ago for £15

Came with frame (92 Marin Pine Mountain) Rockstar forks, XT hubs on Mavic Rims, XT front and rear mech's, XT chainset, crappy seat, post & stem and a few other bits and bobs.

Looking a bit sorry for itself here:

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Somebody decided to paint it with hammerite at some point in its life so I set about it yesterday with the nitro-mors paint stripper and uncovered this strange rust pattern all over the frame ... is this normal for a steel frame??? :?

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Got most of it done just the downtube to go :)

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I will be building it to mostly XT spec, got these little bonus parts from a chap on Ebay cheap :wink:

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Once the frame is prepped im going to pop down to the local powder coating place and see if they can match this as much as possible

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Anyone got any idea what font the Marin lettrering etc is done in so I can make a template to spray on the logo once powder coated? any advice/experience greatly appreciated :D

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:25 pm 
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These guys may have the Marin decals on their hard drive.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:31 pm 
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NIce buy for £15 .


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:53 pm 
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Great project bike that, looking forward to seeing the end result!!! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:22 am 
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Ah back when Marin where cool! I used to lust over the poine moutain and eldridge grade because they were just out of reach of what I could afford. First proper bike was a palisades trail from the same era with neon yellow detailing.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:11 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys ...

RESULT - just called the Marin dist for the uk (ATB Cycles) and they have some original sticker kits left and I can order them through any local Marin dealer!!! :lol:

Delighted about that as this was going to be a real pain in the rear to try and get the detailing looking good without the correct stickers!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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That is cool...I tried to get some original Kona decals for my 1996 Hei Hei, but unfortunately they only had a mix match left.

The stoopid thing was, I only peeled off the old ones a few months earlier...what a dink! :cry:

Rich


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Nice project. Good to see someone start from scratch and put the work in. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Gil can do high quality repros of decals.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:02 pm 
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I do like the idea of restoring it to its original glory :)

I doubt whether that rust patern its 'common' for steel frames, but it is not the first time I see it. The nice S-works M2 I acquired a month ago came with a fork that must look like this under the paint. Paint does look and feel a tad bumpy. I think for clearcoated frames rust like that will be most nasty: 1st because one does not notice paintdamage easily and 2nd because the rust will be visible

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:35 pm 
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Just a quick update!

Spent a few hours today stripping all the old paint and sanding off the entire frame with wet & dry to get rid of all the rust in prep for going to get powder coated next week:D

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Took AGES but I think the work will be worth it in the end!

Also cleaned yup the XT cranks and had a go at them with the wet & dry too, have come up looking much better than they were before (were VERY scratched etc)

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I think they look good, all comments and suggestions welcome as always :D


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