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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:11 am 
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This was in the 90's one of my favorites bicycles. I've been looking for one new or in perfect condition, for a long time. And it was in 2018 when I have found it in Germany.

It looks great in the advertisment, but has some parts changed: The stem :roll: and a cheap seat. It looks like some one was using this bicycle as a city bike and was not very confortable riding it.

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Lot of job cleaning the parts, but once done, they look like new. Perhaps that is one problem, it doesn´t look retro, needs some rust chips, etc :lol: Not for me :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Done. And with a surprise. It is the lightest bicycle I own , this one with all that stuff weighs only 10.7kg :shock:

The last detail will be a NOS Cat Eye Mity 2 :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Nice. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:09 pm 
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Nice bike ....I always wanted to ask about it? only that 1996 Marin used japanese Areto tubing, good?bad? or what reason?
year ago and year after always Tange tubing :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 pm 
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I will check wich type of tubing this model use, but it is quite light so for me is a good frame. Tange was a common tubing, Areto not.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:47 pm 
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It is quite fast. I have done some Km on it and it is different. Quite responsive, brakes are a bit sharp (kool stop pads) I like the XT shifters more than moderns, very fast changes.

I like, it is a bicycle for short and fast routes. For races likes the 90´s, about 35-45km and narow paths.

Spec Sheet:
Frame: Marin Team Issue- cromoly custom
Fork: Manitou Mach 5
Headset: Diatech
Stem: Marin 120mm or Ritchey 100mm
Handlebar: Marin Lite
Grips: Bontrager Race Lite
Barends: Control Tech

Brakes: Shimano XT
Brake Pads: Cool Stop Dual compound
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano XT

Shifters: Shimano XT
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Sram
Chain: Sram
Cranks: White Industries
Chainrings: Sugino, medium strongman
Chainring bolts: Aluminium Extreme
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-54
Pedals: Shimano 520, XT or Ritchey Paradigm V5

Hub Skewers: Shimano XT and White Industries.
Rims: Mavic 220
Hubs: Front White Industries, rear Shimano XT
Nipples: Swiss DT
Spokes: Swiss DT
Tyres: Schwalve Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic
Tubes: Maxxis and Schwalve

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite titanium.
Seatpost: Marin Lite

Weight: 10,77kg


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