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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:14 pm 
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Location: Munich, Germany
Like i said in my welcome post i bought this bike in 1991 from my brother in law. He got it from a Marin Shop in Italy during his holidays at Lago di Garda in 1990.
At that time all my friends were into mountain biking. I remember them to drive brands like Fat Chance, Juchem, Cannondale and GT. No one i knew back in these days drove a Marin which made it automatically very special to me.
I've seen a lot of Marins until today but i never saw a second one with my colour scheme. I know there must be at least thousands of them but no single one ever passed me by.
My Eldridge Grade was my first and is my only bike. (<-Now there is a second bike, thanks retrobike.com :D )
I remember working at a grocery store for about a whole winter and half of the following summer to get the money together to buy me all these parts i needed so badly to make this heavy thing lighter, to have something i built on my own or just to keep up with my friends..whatever.
So 19 years later this bike is still around. It drives me to the beergarden and to the basketball gym and if i race it's a race between me and my dog. Therefore my bike has some Schwalbe Marathons instead of some fancy Panaracer Smoke and Dart tyres.
My last flea market visit brought me home a Look Racing carbon handlebar but more importantly my again awaken interest in this bike theatrics. In no way my bike is being kept original besides a LX front mech and one original DX/Wolber AT18 wheel.
After all my bike is kind of retro because the newest parts are from 1993.

So here is the part list:

Frame: 1990 Marin Eldridge Grade

Fork: Marin Rockstar Full Cromo 1 1/8

Headset: Ritchey Logic
Stem: Ringlé 135mm
Handlebar: was: Pace Renthal Forward Control - is: Look Racing carbon
Grips: Right you caught me! All brand new 2009 Con-Tec Ergo leather grips with barends.
Barends: was: Control Sticks

Brakes: Shimano XT
Brake Pads: Shimano XT
Brake Cables: I really don't care.
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano XT

Shifters: Shimano XT Rapid Fire
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Derailleur Cables: Metal and dirty.
Cassette: Shimano HG70 12-28T/7 Speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG 91
Cranks: PBC Precision MTB Crank Set
Crank Bolts: Some nameless bolts that keep the cranks in place.
Chainrings: Shimano because the Sugino rings cracked.
Chainring bolts: Tune
Bottom Bracket: Tune
Pedals: Spezialized

Hub Skewers: Ringlé
Rims: Campagnolo Mirox 32 (I still use the original Wolber AT18 as spares.)
Hubs: Ringlé
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium Gel / Selle Italia Flite Transalp
Seatpost: Marin
Seatpost Binder: Ringlé

Weight: Somewhere in between 10 and 11 Kg

Greetings from Munich, Germany

Adam


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:30 pm 
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More pics.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:06 pm 
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Very nice mate, you don't see many of those about. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:39 pm 
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I have never ever ever like a splatter paint job on any bike ie Diamondback, Marins or Konas.................Until now! love it, really nice machine there. V.Jealous :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:47 pm 
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great looking bike........awaken your interest in those cables,its the cheapest and easiest way of making your bike feel new!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:58 am 
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Thanks Guys for your enjoyable comments.
I think during this winter i will take it apart and put it back together. Just found a set of some never used Campa Mirox Rims in my cellar...and maybe but just maybe my bike gets new cables too :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:07 am 
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Here are the "new" rims. They are from 1993 i guess. It took me about 2 hours to clean them. My weapons of choice were toothpicks and some glass cleaner.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:43 pm 
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Tooth pick around the eyelets ? Been there and done that ... :oops: :lol:

Cool paint job 8)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:25 pm 
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@WD:
..around every single eyelet. :evil:
If i ever should buy rims again in my life i will make sure either they are clean or have only 26 eyelets :D
I've checked out your Marin Rebuild. There is only one thing to said about that:
I'm unworthy teach me master!
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