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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:42 pm 
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a recent acquisition from ebay for £20...left to rot somewhere..

on arrival I removed all parts and regreased, found the rear old canti's virtually welded to the frame, but with brute force and the use of hammer with chisel i removed it. unfortunately the non drive side had been broken before transit so never arrived. the driveside was stuck on the bb. I also stripped the thread partially when trying to remove it so on it stayed for now..

I have now added dx cantilever brakes, dx thumbshifters, dx pedals and some basic wheels..i want to get some slicks on this and use it as a town bike to thrash around eventually..


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Nice, I like the old marins


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:25 pm 
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Looks good, nice bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:01 pm 
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great to see it given a new lease of life.......


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Is it really heavy? I have one stripped and ready to rebuild so i'm quite curious.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:41 pm 
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A comparison would be interesting. Although thats a year older than mine, other than frame size I think it is identical. My 17.5" = 2.4Kg (with steel headset cups fitted)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:53 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
A comparison would be interesting. Although thats a year older than mine, other than frame size I think it is identical. My 17.5" = 2.4Kg (with steel headset cups fitted)

WD :D


WD that's interesting because mine is a 1992.

I will weigh it this week so you can compare!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:12 pm 
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feels reasonably heavy but it is a 19 inch frame with older conponentry on it..with a lighter wheelset, seatpost and flite saddle i think it would be pretty light, I have just stuck anything on it to get it going..I will eventually put some lighter wheels on. with slick tyres it should feel a bit lighter as well..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:51 pm 
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i have a soft spot for those bike. i have done som many miles and race on that same bike. best handling bike they ever made, enjoy.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:03 pm 
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new pics..switched to slicks for the road..thinking about a brooks as well..also thinking about selling i have 4 bikes too many at the moment..


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