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 Post subject: 1991 Marin Team Marin
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:47 pm 
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For my next project I've bought a 1991 Team Marin from eBay. Bizarrely it was advertised as a "Vintage Specialized" because "that was the make of pedals and saddle" :facepalm:

This is what they looked like when they were new.

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And this is what it looked like when I bought it.

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I've spent a few hours taking it to bits and there's been very few horrors. The seat post wasn't even stuck! Removing the bottom bracket was the most painful but I got there in the end. :D

More pictures and updates to follow.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:13 pm 
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Looking at the cable routing and fork colour it looks like the Pine Mountain, or maybe a faded Eldridge Grade. What cranks are on it?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:37 pm 
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If you mean the headtube stops...

Team was like that for that year. The serial will be M1 and the fork legs look right for a team model.

Have a look Jim.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:45 pm 
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Was referring to the top routed rear mech cable.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:05 pm 
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Curious, i know catalogues are sometimes wrong, wondering why the catalogue pic has top tube routed rear mech while other models have the chainstay routed rear :?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:46 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
If you mean the headtube stops...

Team was like that for that year. The serial will be M1 and the fork legs look right for a team model.

Have a look Jim.


Hi, yeah the serial is M11BE0047, and it's all Deore XT, except the rear mech which is a newer Deore LX model (obviously replaced at some point).

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Jim


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:19 pm 
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Here are some more pictures.

I wonder what happened to all the decals, the only one intact was one US flag by seat post and I've since peeled it off. I like the detailing around the mech hanger. My Pine Mountain didn't have anything like that.

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The forks are a mess. Faded and scratched.

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There's a small dent in the chainstay which was hidden under the sharkfin. I don't think it's anything to worry about though.

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The bars have been cut down to 500mm which is too short :x. They'll need to be replaced.

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Nice XT Hubs which are surprisingly smooth.

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The rims must have been replaced at some point, they're now Mavic 517s and are in great condition. In fact the wheels may be worth more than I paid for the bike :)

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The mechs have cleaned up quite well, they were filthy but I think I'll replace the LX with a period correct XT.

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That's all for now.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Good one. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:07 pm 
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Nice pick up


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:04 pm 
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That's conclusive then. Nice one!

Decals loss could be down to owt. Age or owner preference.

It's a dark art to understand why marin have all manner of variations to models, way they are constructed, inconsistent stuff right through at least a decade.

Wookiee...had the same bike, same question Marks, but serial number sorts it.


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