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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:26 pm 
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That is lovely condition. What a find!
The earlier wide-profile canti's are way harder to setup, but V's are simpler with the allen headed pad holders. It's a shame to get it dirty.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 pm 
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minor_LEGEND wrote:
It's a shame to get it dirty.


Yeah... waiting (hoping) for some prolonged sunny weather before going for a ride!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:37 pm 
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Finally got around to giving my Marin a proper shakedown (along with my willing Cocker Spaniel!).

Everything held up a treat. Gears shifted nicely, and the frame felt great. Stiff yet zingy, and I tracked very nicely. Had it in the granny a few times (forgotten how easy small chainrings make pedalling these days!), and could have done with some bar ends on occasion (do people even try uphill these days, or do long and low geometries not need them?).

Anyway, here are some photos...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:15 pm 
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Hi, are you interested in selling the marin eldridge grade?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 am 
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GKR wrote:
Hi, are you interested in selling the marin eldridge grade?

Afraid not — still loving the ride. Took it out for a muddy blast just before Christmas. Only snag is I now need to totally redo the saddle. Turns out liquid Kiwi polish isn’t very permanent!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am 
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No worries mate, enjoy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm 
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Great find!!
My first new bike ever! I was just getting into MTBs, used to ride up to Dartmoor from Plymouth. I fitted some fluro pink Onza bar ends on mine!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:34 pm 
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That pops.

If I didn't still somehow have my 92 Kilauea I'd be stalking that exact bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:39 am 
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Love how the neon still zings out even after all this time - must have been stored in the dark. I have one in a similar condition. If you’re on Facebook there’s a group just for old Marins (pre-1996): Marin Bikes: The Early Years.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:13 pm 
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Lovely bike, I love the look of these old Marins. I had to pass on a similar vintage Palisades Trail because it was too far gone and needed a shed load of money spent on it.


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