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 Post subject: 1996 Marin Pine Mountain
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:43 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:14 pm
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Location: Glos
Hi All,

Well here is my retro bike story..... as with all good stories it starts with a girl.

Well, no, actually it starts with my 1995 Marin Palisades Trail. A much needed upgrade from my Raleigh Activator II that was a present for Xmas 95. All went well until 5,242 miles later in the summer of 1997 when my drive side drop out snapped. God I loved that bike - really liked the 'Champagne Satin' colour of the 95 Marins.

A trip to my Marin dealer saw an upgrade frame out of the warranty (thank you Marin/ Noahs Ark!) - a 1996 Pine Mountain frame. Over the years the original Palisades bits have worn and been replaced with an LX - XTR drivetrain, Flite Titianium sadle (the most stylish saddle ever produced, in my humble opinion!) and a Hope Ti front hub...

Anyway, enough of my ramblings and on with the pics:

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Read it and weap.....

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Gotta love that Hope!

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Now after over 9,000 miles the Pine Mountain is still going strong!

Hope you all like him!

Cheers,
Matt


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:51 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Great story. Which noah's did you get it from?

Sadly can't see the pictures here :?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:02 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Hi John!

I got it from Noaks Ark in Chalford, Gloucestershire - http://www.noahsark.co.uk

Here are links to my pics if they didnt load into the post - they seemed ok in my browser?!

http://www.geocities.com/cmccheek/Marin001.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/cmccheek/Marin002.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/cmccheek/Marin004.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/cmccheek/Marin005.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/cmccheek/Marin0015.JPG


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:24 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:14 pm
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Location: Glos
Update! 05 May 2007.
After pondering a new bike then riding this years hell of the north costswolds and still loving my Marin, I decided a new drive train and forks were the order of the day to refresh from my 1997 Manitous.

A really great job has been done by Cytek http://www.cytekcycles.co.uk

New XTR cassette, LX chain (best you can seem to get in 8 speed now!) and thanks to Burkedh for the LX cranks! Sid Race forks rotate on a BBB cartridge headset 'pimped' up with a USE Ringo-Star (no time for star fangled nuts!).

Hope you all agree that the mix of brand spaking new plush forks compliment the retro roots.

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