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 Post subject: 1992 Marin Bear Valley
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
This came about because of a sudden urge to have "one of those matt coloured Marins" that I could never afford in the olden days. It was the start of a slippery slope that eventually led to me joining Retrobike and finding that there are people far worse than me for accumulating bikes...

More details to follow, I just want to get pages set up for my bikes before I forget how to do it!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:40 pm 
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At last got round to putting some detail photo's on.

Original, good weather only amber wall Marin Rockstar tyres.


More- and better quality photo's here;
http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/Rich_Aitch/


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:58 pm 
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Biopace chain rings, they really make a difference on long rides


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:01 pm 
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It came with an original Marin saddle, although not I think a Marin Lite one, rarely used as it isn't comfy! New swan neck seat pillar replaced similar Marin Lite original.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Marin's odd little pulley arrangement for the front brake, if the pulleys seize like on my other Marin I'm sure they make break squeal worse.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:09 pm 
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And then the dealers sticker above Marin's modern bear shaped badge, although this one still has the earlier abstract quartered wheel and tyre on the head tube.

More pictures- better quality I think here; http://s1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/Rich_Aitch/


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:42 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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That looks in great condition Rich, how does it compare to your Muirwoods?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:03 am 
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For ages I instinctively used the Muirwoods and didn't really seem to get on with the BV. I even thought about selling it :shock: But then just before the Settle to Malham ride in February one of the shifters went completly, so I had to use the BV for the ride and I've used it every day since, just about.
It skips across stuff a bit more, I think the weight difference is more due to the Marin Lite bars and stem, rather than the butted tubes or LX cranks.
I went back to my Muirwoods for a little ride yesterday and I was shocked by how heavy and inert it was, it felt like it was glued to the track!

I'll be keeping it now!


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Seen this and it's a belter. If I was told it was a year old bike I'd believe it. Very nice Rich. 8)


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