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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Location: hemel hempstead, england.
Owned this from new, still my pride and joy.

After a 1990 Palisades, then a 1991 Eldridge I decided I needed the ultimate Marin at the time.

Bought it as a frame only, then bought it bit by bit. It was wrapped up in a blanket under my bed, until pay day, then another part was bolted on.
Dont remember how long it actually took!! I was only about 17 at the time.
I still have the original sales invoice. It was bought from Cycle Care in High Wycombe, on the 4th April 1992.

It has been through a few spec changes over the years, and will try to highlight the changes where i can.

However, the bike is still mostly original from BITD. The rear wheel had to be replaced, along with chain, cassette and new cables and stickers.

Looking at the bike now, the blue spider and chainrings are too much.
Could also do with a shorter stem. That's about the only things i would change. But that's how it was, so that's how it will stay.

Frame: 1993 Marin Team Titanium 19inch.

Fork: RockShox Judy XC, titanium bolts
Had Marin Rockstars originally, then Manitou 2' then the Judy's.

Headset: Mavic
Stem: Dean titanium with black replacement stickers
Handlebar: Syncros Titanium
Grips: Mushroom style, unknown brand
Barends: Dean Titanium with black replacement stickers

Brakes: Paul Components Stop lights
Brake Pads: Koolstops
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pills
Brake Levers: Shimano STI M095
Dia Compe 986 levers and Grip Shift fitted at first build. Swapped for STI's as gripshift too slippery in the wet!

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT STI
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M935 with Bullseye Jockey wheels
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano HG50 (replacement)
Chain: SRAM (replacement)
Cranks: Middleburn
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, not sure what model. Had a Royce titanium but it creaked like mad, so replaced it with shimano.
Pedals: Shimano SPD PDM-525

Hub Skewers: Salsa. polished surfaces, still black at top and bottom edges
Rims: Araya RM400 Pro
Hubs: Nukeproof carbon front, Shimano deore XT M732 rear.
Rear wheel was replaced after the Nukeproof carbon rear freehub gave up.
Nipples: unknown
Spokes: unknown
Tyres: Panaracer Smoke and Dart reissues.
Tubes: generic. Had Air B's originally

Saddle: Flite Titanium reissue
Seatpost: USE Titanium
Seatpost Binder: Royce Titanium

Ringle H20 bottle cage.
Venhill anodised bottle cage bolts

From what i remember it used to weight just shy of 22lbs fully rigid with Ti BB. Just over 24lbs now.

Thanks to Gil_M for the replacement stickers, and Thesneaker for the rear rim.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Very 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Nice! I especially like that you have had it so long and been tinkering away
at it all theses years. Iv been doing the same with mine since 1998-99,a sunn exact Ti so I can understand the 'pride and joy' bit...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:27 pm 
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It looks a treat mate... I'll never get bored of looking at early Marins especially ones with blue ano 8)

Rich


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
Very nice. 8) Must have cost a bomb back then, my 1993 Pine Mountain cost around £780 back then! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Bottle cage needs to be moved to the down tube and the Marin decal is too far down it....

Chainrings are ott but the spider is fine


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Very nice build ;)

Worth all penny you spend on it!

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Nuno


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:14 am 
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Location: hemel hempstead, england.
the marin decal is in the right place. i measured the spacing before i removed the rest of the original ones.
the earlier ones were nearer towards the headtube, but the later ones were in the middle of the tube.


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