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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:55 pm 
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hi marc tt, how do you ike your new (old) bike?

i bought one back when they first came out, aìnd it went in to storage 2 years later, and have just got it back out recently, had a few blasts on it and its as good as new.

Wanted to ask you, or anyone else om here, how would you go about putting front shox on it, or wouldnt you?


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Nelsonpk wrote:
hi marc tt, how do you ike your new (old) bike?

i bought one back when they first came out, aìnd it went in to storage 2 years later, and have just got it back out recently, had a few blasts on it and its as good as new.

Wanted to ask you, or anyone else om here, how would you go about putting front shox on it, or wouldnt you?


Hi mate

The forks would have to be old school forks with little travel.It would be no good putting modern type forks in there with big travel as it will distroy the handleing,thats the basics iam telling you but there will be members with a better idea and recomendatins on suspension forks for that type of frame. :D


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 Post subject: Marin rocky ridge
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:43 pm 
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hi and welcome!!

indeed,put it this way..ive spent loads of time and cash building another
bike into what this marin...already is!! eventually il prove my orange on the weight weenie section but i love this marin on many levels.
firstly,id never be able to own a bike like this bitd so its karma for me,many
on here can reconcile that feeling.
and basically its a good all-rounder,solid and light.all components are available even now and it just 'feels' well put together like your machine.
with the exeption of 'notchy' lower headset race its like new..either a testimony to care of previous owner or a its been a garage queen! lol.
ok,il get the point! the rockstar forks are hard to beat for quality and weight.the ones in pic were 960g on my scales,good for steel,and look good(proportional) as pointed out above.
keep them on,ok the bike is harder on your wrists but a more responsive,sharper ride is to be had,imho.
some bikes i butcher and alter to get what i want wilst keeping a minimum
retro afiliation,frame,stem,etc.etc..but, this rcky rdge* is a resto project
and 2010 ride.

*decals need attention :lol:

regards,marc.


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 Post subject: Marin rocky ridge
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Location: Leeds, for ages!
hi and welcome!!

indeed,put it this way..ive spent loads of time and cash building another
bike into what this marin...already is!! eventually il prove my orange on the weight weenie section but i love this marin on many levels.
firstly,id never be able to own a bike like this bitd so its karma for me,many
on here can reconcile that feeling.
and basically its a good all-rounder,solid and light.all components are available even now and it just 'feels' well put together like your machine.
with the exeption of 'notchy' lower headset race its like new..either a testimony to care of previous owner or a its been a garage queen! lol.
ok,il get the point! the rockstar forks are hard to beat for quality and weight.the ones in pic were 960g on my scales,good for steel,and look good(proportional) as pointed out above.
keep them on,ok the bike is harder on your wrists but a more responsive,sharper ride is to be had,imho.
some bikes i butcher and alter to get what i want wilst keeping a minimum
retro afiliation,frame,stem,etc.etc..but, this rcky rdge* is a resto project
and 2010 ride.

*decals need attention :lol:

regards,marc.


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