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:
Read it and weap.....
Gotta love that Hope!
Now after over 9,000 miles the Pine Mountain is still going strong!
Hope you all like him!
Steel is real baby!