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 Post subject: Marin Eldridge 1991 ?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Here is my next project,

Marin Eldridge possibly a 91 ( unsure ) All looks original apart from saddle.

Its got a Mix of LX & DX troughout with Wolber rims and the original Marin Rock Star tyres.

Will give it some elbow grease and some TLC and should be a top ride.

Any info on this model will be greatly appreciated as usual 8)

Im not sure of the forks & stem in Black was this the colour for this model ? I know the bear valley was Black & Grey as I so wanted one BITD :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:09 pm 
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The stem and fork should match the lettering. I agree it looks like a 91; as 1990 ones had all the lettering in white.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:45 am 
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Cheers Hamster, Thats what I thought, Red stem and forks would certainly look more suited. The bike is all original even cables look original as they are the braided type that you dont see any more.

Forks have some chips but no sign of a different colour underneath


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:15 am 
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Maybe it got crashed and someone got some Bear Valley forks...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:43 am 
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Very nice. My first proper bike was a 91 grey and Fluro yellow palisades so anything from Marin in this era is cool. Such a simple look with the block lettering and the basic colours that identified each model in the range but IMO looks great. (still remember them now.. green yellow white red orange purple black 8) )


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:59 am 
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Iconic that bike.. Loved the Eldridge.. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:58 am 
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handlebars should be red too. fantastic bike, had one until a few years ago, when i sold it to fund my pace habit

Seatpost was black, and the saddle was an enormous all black marin branded sofa (might have one in the shed)

the red is a fire engine red with a bit of orange sort of colour


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:00 am 
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Cool, Thanks for this Radar, Will have to take a trip to the spray shop I think.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:44 pm 
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Very nice 8)

What're the shifters - trigger types? If so they're really early ones.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Cheers 8)

Needs a bit of clean and polish but will be worth it, Yea the shifters are Deore DX sti with the old 2 finger alloy SLR levers.


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