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 Post subject: Re: Not a Team Marin!!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 pm 
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:) personally despite it being a bottom end model, i think its got to be worth £25 assuming there are no issues with it. Jeez, i spent more than that last time i went food shopping, and that ended up being the biggest pile of sh... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Fair enough, its worth what someone will pay.

But imho, since you have to find every single other part including a suitable fork, you'd want to start with a better frame.

I guess if someone had a donor bike with a damaged frame where all parts could just be swapped over - and really wanted a fluoro marin - then it would make sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Not a Team Marin!!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Exactly this, the whole point of a Marin IMHO is the matching Marin Lite, colour-coded forks, stem & bars. A lot of other brands just used off the peg parts for the stem and bars, but Marin designed all their own parts, even seat posts.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:51 pm 
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This joker wasn't far from me; I tipped him off as to what he had and didn't have but he still relisted it as a Team. Obv happy to con somebody which seems a shame since it wasn't even gonna make him rich...


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 Post subject: Re: Not a Team Marin!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:39 am 
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I actually offered him £35 for the frame when I thought it was a Team but was labelled as a “Marin frame” but he wanted £60 IIRC.... a lucky eascape as it turned out not to be


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:00 am 
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Was a good looking frame regardless in the neon green, think that was one of the ‘92 schemes, you could have neon on either end. It would still make a nice bike built up if you had the bits lying around. But you can pick a whole bike up for beer money at the moment. Look nice hanging on a wall if nothing else.


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 Post subject: Re: Not a Team Marin!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:03 am 
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Yeah frames are an expensive way to buy a frame if that makes sense....


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:52 am 
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Agreed.


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