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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I whole heartedly approve of this build.

Really fresh looking bike.

Go on...

...do another!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:53 pm 
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Benandemu wrote:
I whole heartedly approve of this build.

Really fresh looking bike.

Go on...

...do another!


do you mean another eldridge, or one of the other marins ive got waiting for some love?


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Both!

In fact, list your collection and let the audience choose.


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Benandemu wrote:
Both!

In fact, list your collection and let the audience choose.


well there's the other eldridge, identical to this one. or two other marins which are both visable in this thread, im sure an expert like yourself will be able to see the clues to tell what the other bikes are.??? :D ha ha a challenge.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:00 am 
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prof farnsworth wrote:


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Sorry I took a while, but had to run an errand.

Now, from this photo I can see a 1992 Muirwoods (if it is Yellow and not the pale yellow/Green used on the Team Marin) and it looks like a Monocoque front end is attached to the rear triangle in the background.
If I'm right then I think the Monocoque should be first as it's so different from your most recent project.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:07 am 
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Benandemu wrote:
prof farnsworth wrote:

Sorry I took a while, but had to run an errand.

Now, from this photo I can see a 1992 Muirwoods (if it is Yellow and not the pale yellow/Green used on the Team Marin) and it looks like a Monocoque front end is attached to the rear triangle in the background.
If I'm right then I think the Monocoque should be first as it's so different from your most recent project.


very good. you even used the more difficult clues.
this photo was a bit of a give-away.
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ok the monocoque it is then. although im warning you the plans i have for it are for something a little different. it will not be a traditional restoration.


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Oooh! Tell me more.
The Monocoques are a strange beast. I've had my finger hover over the 'bid now' button many a time, but always bottled out.


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im afraid its a secret for now but will be revealed soon so watch this space.

you are right about the monocoques being strange. i remember seeing them in the catalogues in 96 then, a few years ago i saw a bloke on a railway platform with one. other than mine thats the only other ive ever seen. they seem to be quite rare but rather unloved/forgotten.


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fantastic job! a proper resto well done.

i may have to pick your brains at some point in future with regard to paint colours used etc. (if you don't mind!!)

did you source new grips or are they the originals?


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rowley wrote:
did you source new grips or are they the originals?


the grips are replacements for the originals, which i still have but are a bit tired. while not being the same profile as the originals they are similar enough to give the desired effect.


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