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    Mavic SSC Blues - how high do you think they will go??!

    Re: FYI they finally sold for $611 - about £400
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    Monti bikes (Cicli di Baggio)

    This is an initial call for info, as I sense a long-term restoration coming on. Was gifted an old frame by a departing friend. Some previous numpty had sprayed it black - badly. My cyclO-CD kicked in, and I started to clean off the old paint, revealing original decals with the company name. The...
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    Marin Palisades circa 1987

    Spec sheet and work record are still to follow. I'm kind of random, so now have all details for my recently-acquired orange clockwork ... yet not this baby. Brief precis ... rides like a dream! News at 11. Also, haven't been loving the photo upload problems. Bikes are easy, technology not so...
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    Marin Palisades circa 1987

    Thanks for all the info, guys! With the colour scheme, U-brake and cable guide insights, I think it can now be dated beyond reasonable doubt as 1988. Apologies for delay in updating this post - I realised it was time to have a Flickr account to post pics more easily ... unfortunately that...
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    Marin Palisades circa 1987

    As you can see, it's in pretty fair condition for its age. Covered in congealed mud & oil, and although it doesn't show on the picture, there was quite a lot of plaster stuck to the frame. My impression was that it had been ridden hard, but not often, then had found its way into a garage where...
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    Marin Palisades circa 1987

    Time to stop reading other peoples' stories and contribute one of my own, then :D Just tidied up this lovely Marin Palisades, which we found in a musty corner of a charity shop. The colour scheme dates it as pre-'90, which is when Marin moved to 2-tone paint jobs. Probably '87 or '88, but...
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    Feedback for PopsTrippin

    I'm glad all the foregoing reviews on this page have been positive, and genuinely hope all subsequent ones are too. Unfortunately I've had an absolute 'mare with this guy. His response to my enquiry for Pro-combo tyres went thus: 'I have a couple of pairs for sale hanging in garage ...' A...
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    1992 marin pro combo tyres amber wall little use

    Re: Can you confirm whether these are sold, or still available? Cheers.
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    Campagnolo hubs on Ambrosio rims ....Big PRICE DROP 18/06/15

    They do look rather elegant. Are they being shipped from Germany? I'd need to see if the shipping cost would be a deal-breaker. Also, can you advise on the condition of the rims? Aside from any wheel-truing that might (understandably) be needed, are there any dings in the rims themselves...
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    Re: Re: Look on the bright side. If the bar has been set at 20 years, you can start polishing your brightwork for all the shows from next year onwards :)
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    Marin Pro-Combo tyres wanted

    Just restored a 1988 Marin Pallisades, all original parts, and want to fit the tyres to match. Some amber-walled shoes to set off her lovely makeover! Anyone?
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    1992 marin pro combo tyres amber wall little use

    Re: Hi. Are these tyres gone? I just acquired a Marin Palisades 88 model, with original tyres which are sadly not quite fit for use. Would love to replace like-for-like. Cheers.