Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:30 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 1990 Marin Palisades
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:21 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:31 am
Posts: 11
Hey guys.. hope everyone is fine n' dandy. Can't believe I've only recently discovered this great site.... its a real 80s/90s retro inspiration!

For me the late 80s/early 90s wasn't just a great era for MTBs and mad colour schemes it was also the era of................ errr.... Rick Astley?

Anyway checkout my misus 1990 Palisades with only mods being slicks, saddle (retro Vetta on the way.. still have the original Marin saddle but its totally knacked) and rear XT mech (got the original Exage300 in a drawer).

She had servere cable snap the other day so took her in to Evans to get replacement and this actually happened... the jerk behind the counter chuckled to his colleague 'want a Marin?' in a very sarcastic way! These kids don't know they're born (damn that makes me sound old).

Thoughts?


Attachments:
DSC05717.JPG
DSC05717.JPG [ 160.4 KiB | Viewed 3364 times ]
File comment: cockpit
DSC05716.JPG
DSC05716.JPG [ 150.84 KiB | Viewed 3364 times ]
File comment: cr-mo action
DSC05709.JPG
DSC05709.JPG [ 143.12 KiB | Viewed 3364 times ]
File comment: da profile
DSC05702.JPG
DSC05702.JPG [ 139.9 KiB | Viewed 3364 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:28 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:23 pm
Posts: 2596
Location: leicester
wow that looks brand new :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:37 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:40 pm
Posts: 1526
Location: Atherton, Manchester
Now that's sweet 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Friend of mine had that exact bike BITD

Great condition. Got to laugh at the c0cks at Evans...clueless!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:08 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 12:30 am
Posts: 226
Location: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Oooh, that is lovely!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:45 pm 
National & North West AEC
National & North West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:43 am
Posts: 8146
Location: Macclesfield Forest
That looks to be very well looked after, despite the trip to Evans.
Gotta love the early 90's Marins. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8205
Location: New Forest, UK
One of those was my first MTB.

I still have it (now converted to a drop bar tourer). Over the years I have toured on it in the USA, Alps, Pyrenees, Andalusia, the Danube, Australia and New Zealand. It's had its saddle nibbled by monkeys in Malaysia and I commuted to work on it for two years in Singapore.

It would be the bike I would rescue first from a blazing garage. It's just really nice to ride, even if not particularly special in terms of high-end kit. The handling is great - 45mph with 4 loaded panniers and a barbag is steady as a rock, and I once overtook a camper van on a mountain road in Colorado -somewhere on that descent I topped out at over 50 mph.

Great bike, and lovely condition too - the only thing left of mine is the frame and cranks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:39 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
Cool 8) dad had the same model (but it got stolen) and I had the bv.

That's stood the test of time (a lot) better than mine did though, I ended up with a full strip down !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: 1990 PALISADES
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:36 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:19 pm
Posts: 3133
Location: Leeds, for ages!
now there you can believe "one careful owner".
love em...never had an early nineties marin...now i do!
my 92 palisades will be in user gallery shortly.
welcome to retrobike. :D
p.s if you get sick of looking at that 300 rear mech il av'it! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:35 pm
Posts: 47
Thats my favourite mtb ever. The colours are sooo cool. Want to sell? lol


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cce, longun, MSNbot Media, retrobikeguy, Thias, Yahoo [Bot] and 36 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group