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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:14 pm 
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My second opinion would be more photos, preferably of the whole bike.
Awesome attention to detail though.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:37 pm 
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I think the FBI will be watching this thread as this sort of attention to detail can only be the work of a criminal mastermind :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:11 pm 
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Ive seen this baby up close, he must never ride it, it is to be hung on the living room wall lol, yes his detail is scary, i think engraving and gold plating is next :wink:
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owned wd......owned :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:20 pm 
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:D I'm sure Marin will be after plans of this....he's made it better than the orginal.


Did he also work on the

Bionic Man & Bionic Women?.

Does he have a white persiuan Cat?... :shock:


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He is stroking his cat now whilst thinking of a suitable response :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:38 pm 
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:lol: :lol:

I think I have said further up this thread - it will get ridden again as I plan on using it for work on nice days, summer evening rides etc :D I am not embarrassed to say that it won't intentionally see rain, mud or salty roads again ;-)

The bike has paid it dues now and has probably seen more 'real' moutain biking than a high proportion of bikes on this site - my outdoor life as a kid was spent walking / scrambling so my parents were quite happy drop us off and trust me (16) and my brother (19) to head off up somewhere fairly major (Snowdon etc). I was never interested and have never done the racing side of moutain biking :D

If we are honest about it, there is better stuff ride off road now anyway ;-)

The Marin will see the top of my local hill again (winter hill) and I will post pics to prove it :D but it wont be up the dirt track, it will go up by the service road for the TV / telecoms transmitters :lol:

Anyhow, it's getting late so I must go and stroke the pussy ... :lol:

WD :D


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WD Pro wrote:
Anyhow, it's getting late so I must go and stroke the pussy ... :lol:

WD :D


Well have fun wd pro :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:58 pm 
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A few of the finishing details were added today :shock: :lol:

I managed to get it pretty much built last weekend but decided that the front mech wasnt quite up to standard with the rest of the bike :-( shame really as it had been milled out but at least it means I have a nice one to go on the gf's bike :D

NOS and after a bit of polishing to bring up the dulled alloy :

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I wanted another 735 as A) it's what it had BITD and B) I was worried about matching the shape of the clamping mark on the seat tube :? As it turned out there was noting to worry about as the lining was unmarked when I removed the old mech :shock:

Almost a shame to put end plugs in :

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The berts caused a bit of a problem actually getting end plugs to fit :? Lucky I had two types of Onza's and they were both different plug types / designs. The logo type fitted the bar ends perfectly and the larger porcupine type fitted the bars better as they have a smaller 'fir tree' on the back. They suit the grips perfectly to 8)

NOS Tange fork stickers I have had from new supplied by Marins importers BITD :

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I stuck the shark fin on using some 'extra sticky' Tessa tape and it's stuck good enough to make me wonder about not even adding a cable tie through the cut out :

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I have never liked the big cable loop on rear mechs so after researching those cog hog things I have gone down the 'noodle' route. I had to mod the xtr cable end but it fits perfect now and retains the xtr o ring sealing :D not finished / fully adjusted yet but this should give you the idea :

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If it works as I hope there will be zero cable rub and very direct / short cable routing :D For those thinking of doing the same, use Shimano noodles - avid don't bend as nicely, even with a mini pipe bender ;-)

With everything on it as it will be ridden - bottle cage etc (including excess cable and the third hand chain tool) I weighed it and me on the digi scales and then just me - three times each and three identical readings. I was quite surprised, any guesses ?

Just the gears to adjust now :D I have mounted my old bike mount on the back fence (after a few mods :lol:) so I am hoping for a nice sunny day soon ... 8)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 11:29 pm 
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What a superb build!

With all that cleaning and that mirror finish polishing, aren't you afraid of getting it dirty and dulling the finish once out of the house?

I know I would be :lol:

Looking forward to the finished pictures.


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