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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:37 pm 
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Location: Nederland
I finally finished my SS project, so it might not be for the purists! 8)
Specs:
Frame: 1990 Marin Eldrige Grade

Fork: Marin

Headset: Marin
Stem: Girvin Flexstem
Handlebar: Marin
Grips: Race Face Good 'n Evil

Brakes: IBC Hydraulic
Brake Pads: IBC Hydraulic
Brake Levers: IBC Hydraulic

Cassette: DMC Conversion kit
Chain: Shimano XT HG91
Cranks: Deore LX (M569)
Chainrings: Deore LX
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-71
Pedals: VPP 331
Spanner: Surly

Hub Skewers: Tranz-X Secura Lock
Rims: Wolber AT-18
Hubs: Deore LX (M550)
Tyres: Schwalbe Big Apple

Saddle: Charge Spoon
Seatpost: Strong
Seatpost Binder: Tranz-X Secure Lock

Weight: 12kg

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a bit of background: I bought this bike from the original owner. When he graduated in 1990 he wanted to buy a MTB and was actually out for a Merida. As his friend bought a Merida, he wanted something else. His lbs had this Marin imported for the owner, as Marin was not available here yet. He convinced the owner to sell it to him.
After a few years, in 1995, the splatter paint was peeling off, and he had the bike resprayed by the same lbs, that by now was an official Marin dealer. This are the 1995 Eldrige Grade colours and so Marin didn't want to send a new decal set, but did supply the headbatch!
Although it has seen enough action and has some paint chips, it still is in an amazing condition. All the Deore LX parts are original!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Location: medway
i love it, a clean tech looking bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:37 am 
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Location: New Forest, UK
The paint really shows off the clean welds. Nice. I have a 1990 Palisades built as a drop bar tourer.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:51 am 
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Lovely bike - agree about the colour 8) 8)

It seems that Marins are not all that common on this site - which seems strange as I remember them to have been quite desirable BITD.

Must look into getting one now :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:59 am 
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Thanks guys! I fully agree on the clean lines of the frame. By making this machine to a singlespeed I wanted to emphesize that feature.
The tech colour just screamed to me to use the IBC brakes that I still had lying around. I know they might not be the best brakes for MTB, but as the bike is now setup for around town cruising, I don't think that that is a real issue.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:23 am 
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Very clean, great lines looks great excellent build.... Loving the brakes... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:51 pm 
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Location: Southampton UK
Mmmmmm like. Mmmmmm Yummy. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:04 am 
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Never heard of them brakes before, very nice build!

I,ve been looking at a Marin project!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:24 am 
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Nice clean build and I really like the brakes 8)

I didn't think there were many marins on here but they seem to be coming out of the woodwork now 8)

WD :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:43 pm 
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Nice !

I had ad a Marin s/s built up from a old frame they work well dont they !


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