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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:26 pm 
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another one built for someone else, found NOS frameset on ebay few other cool NOS bits made this little beauty which admittedly is a very similar spec to the Pine Mountain I built last year mainly because when ever I find any parts I like I try to wangle a better deal for buying in bulk so the all important spec list:
Frame: Marin Bear Valley
Fork: Marin Rock Star
Headset: DiaComp DiaTech
Seat post: X-lite Metal Matrix
Saddle: Fizik Pave
Stem: Manitou (yes that one)
Handlebar: X-lite Xpert
Handle grips: Onza Ulse
Gear lever: Deore XT (9speed only)
Gear Cables: Jagwire Braided teflon lined
Mech Rear: Deore XT
Brake levers: Black Simano Canti.
Brake Cables: Jagwire Braided teflon lined
Brakes: Onza H.O.s
Brake Pads: OBE Clear Compound
Brake Hangers: Onza Chill Pills
Hubs: LX (grey)
Rims: Zak something or other
Spokes: Sapim Double Butted
Tyres: Michelin Expert all mountain
Tubes: Slime Self Healing Tubes
Bottom Bracket: Deore XT UN72
Cranks: Raceface Turbine
Crank Bolts: X-lite
Chainring: Raceface (42t tandom timing ring looks like team rings but has no ramps etc. making them perfect when you only want one ring)
Chainring Bolts: raceface embosed
Chain: Deore LX
Pedals: Azonic Accelerator

I stuck with Black, grey and polished parts I did use a few modern parts such as the tyres and gears but it's classy hey.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Very nice build. The only thing I'd change is the stem.....classy bit of kit though it is, the standard Marin lite item would just suit it better to my eye. I really like the Marins from this era...the frame detailing is great.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Location: Thatcham - Berkshire
I agree - I like 'plain' bikes (black/white/silver). I also prefer amberwall tyres but think the ones you have one this look just right with the zolatone paint.

I do agree about the stem though - it looks too heavy for what is a svelte machine. Looks good though overall - job well done!

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