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Here are the photos, finally … :oops: :lol: they aren’t professional jobs but I have tried to do my best with my trusty (retro :lol:) 4.0 mp Sony DSC-P9. They don’t seem to catch the main frame colour quite right, in reality it’s a bit darker than the pics suggest.

I appreciate my bike probably isn’t to everyone’s liking but it isn’t everyone’s bike ;-) its built how I wanted to build it and for how I want to use it 8) Hopefully it will get appreciated for the work I have put into it :D and hopefully that doesn’t make me sound to much like a tosser … :lol:

The bike hasn’t actually changed much from how I rode it back in the early 90’s – colour wise, component choice etc i.e. I haven’t changed it to suit modern fashion / retro tastes etc. I have however taken the opportunity to add some Ti goodies that I just couldn’t afford back then and to put its condition back to (better than ?) new :D

It hasn’t actually cost a ‘stupid’ amount to build, because of the time it has taken :oops: I have had the time to source the stuff when the price has been right i.e. the NOS Ritchey crank cost less than I have now seen used one’s sell for … :shock: Its been interesting (and worrying :-() to see how the cost of some of the stuff I bought early on has escalated over the time I have been building … :shock:

All details, photos and weight are with the bike set up perfectly for me and are how I will use it - the only thing I will add is a computer and a water bottle ;-)

Here goes :

Frame : 17.5” 1990 Marin Bear Valley. Full Tange double butted Cromo. Oversize down tube. Bulge butted seat tube. De lugged. Chain stay bridge removed. Polished stainless steel bottle boss bolts. Frame number : M904010468. Finished in satin RAL7016 (anthracite grey).

Decals : OE Marin. OE Tange (but not in the correct Marin colours :-( but still looking ;-)). Non OE USA flag (but nicer than the OE ones ;-))

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Fork : Spinner Tange MTB Cromo. Spinner investment cast safety drop outs. De lugged. Fork steerer tube identification : spinner 1989 h-4 cr-mo 22.2x27. Finished in gloss RAL9005 (jet black).

Decals : OE Tange.

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Rims : Mavic 231 profile PSP. Hand built by Dave Hinde.

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Spokes : Stainless double butted. Radial front. Two cross rear.

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Hubs : Shimano Deore XT 32 hole (M730 / M732).

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Tyres : Michelin road XC 1.4” slicks.

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Tubes : Maxxis fly weight.

Valves : Purely custom valve caps. Purely custom collars. Rim hole adaptors. Heat shrink sleeves on valve stems.

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Cassette : Shimano 7 speed hyperglide 12-21 (HG70).

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Handle bar & stem : Girvin Ti flex stem with integral Ti bars. Polished Venhill Ti expander bolt. Red elastomer. Color coded noodle. Polished Ti bolts. Hard anodized pivots & bushes. Bead blasted with polished Marin logo.

Bar ends : Kolo Ti. Polished Ti bolts. Bead blasted with polished Marin logos. Onza ‘Porcupine’ end caps (bars). Onza ‘logo’ end caps (bar ends).

Grips : Onza Ules.

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Headset : Shimano Deore XTR (M900). Loose balls. Polished Gorilla head lock. Polished stainless steel bolt.

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Bottom bracket : Shimano UN54 110mm. SRP Ti bolts. Custom stainless steel washers.

Crank : Ritchey logic compact. Ta specialties 50, 38 rings. Polished Ti bolts. X-lite crank bolt covers.

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Pedals : Xpedo inox.

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Chain : KMC X8-93.

Seat : Selle Italia Flite Ti. Logos removed.

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Seat Post : USE Ti. Bead blasted with polished USE logo. Hard anodized clamp. Polished stainless steel bolts. USE hard anodized shim.

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Skewers : Ringle. Ti axles (Wheel). Steel Axle (Seat). Custom parts. Hard anodized parts. Polished aluminium parts, axle ends and barrels.

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Front Derailleur : Shimano Deore XT (M735). Polished stainless steel bolts. Black aluminium washer. Black end cap (glued on).

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Rear Derailleur : Shimano Deore XT short cage (M735). Polished Venhill Ti pivot bolt. Polished stainless steel bolts. Hard anodized Bullseye bottom pulley wheel. Black end cap (glued on).

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Shift levers : Shimano Deore XT 7 speed thumb shifters (M732). Modified clamps. Stainless steel bolts.

Brake levers : Shimano Deore (MT63). Modified clamps. Stainless steel bolts. Re-Zinced components.

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Brakes : Shimano Deore (M732). Polished stainless steel bolts. Custom stainless steel washers. Re-Zinced components. Kool stop quick claw replaceable pads.

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Gear cables / housings : Shimano Deore XTR. Black end caps (glued on). I-Link frame protection.

Brake cables / housings : Shimano Deore XT (mt730). Custom stainless steel ferrules. Black end caps (glued on). I-Link frame protection.

Cable Hangers : Hard anodized avid tri-dangle cable carriers.

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(Is it sad to line up the ‘Shimano’ text ? :lol:)

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Bottle cage : Specialized composite road cage.

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Chain stay protector : Shimano Deore XT shark fin (M730)

Grease : Finish Line ceramic.

Oil : Finish Line ceramic.

Anti Seize : Halfords copper grease.

Thread Lock : Loctite 243.

GT85 for general cleaning.

Weight (exactly as above) : 10.95 Kg / 24.14 lb’s.

WD :D

Edited to add the pictures and text. Happy with the pics on this post so I will probably won’t edit this again.


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And the full bike shots :

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Many thanks to all the folks on here that have helped me out sourcing parts etc. All the kind words of encouragement have helped me along the way and I was very surprised by the number of pm’s I have received throughout the build - both asking questions and offering help, especially in sourcing the forks … :shock: 8)

If anyone’s got any specific questions or wants any extra pictures of certain areas etc just shout :D

What would I do different if I was building it again ? Other than avoiding the LBS :mad: Nowt.

What might I change over time ?

Tyres - Something lighter (currently steel bead).
Pedals - Modern XTR (if I can find ‘cheap’).
Seat post clamp - Polish the barrel and half pipe ends to match the Ringle’s (first time the seat comes off).

Hhhmmm, I had best get working on the Airborne now … :lol:

WD :D

Edited to add the pictures and text. Not overly happy with the pics on this post (Think I left macro mode on :?) so I may update / swap them at some point in the future.


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Afterthought - Going to claim this post for out and about pictures :wink:

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