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  1. ThePrivateer

    1995 Roberts D.O.G.S B.O.L.X Team

    Thanks for the history. Where I live we have a few local shops/brands. Maxx, Corratec and Ralph Denk (rdr) come to mind. They all make nice bikes. Idk if they are known in the UK. But collectible they are not.
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    1995 Roberts D.O.G.S B.O.L.X Team

    Apologies for being ignorant. But I have been building bikes for quite a few years now and I had never heard of this bike before. Is that a local UK thing (I live in Bavaria and we do have a few local brands - but to my knowledge no collectible ones) Anyways it looks good
  3. ThePrivateer

    1990 Marin Eldridge Grade

    Love the matching grips! And if you like v brakes better - keep them on. Only us nerds will notice the difference :)
  4. ThePrivateer

    Today's Ride

    Just took my rolling parts bin out at my new work place the other day. And I could not resist taking this picture :)
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    WTF are these drop-bar bikes?!?

    These must be the oldest gravel bike pictures I have yet seen - they even came with flared bars - and proper gravel ;)
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    Show us your marins!

    Oh my, that is a shiny frame. Concerning the decals: I rather prefer the 92 style with the small model name to the “hey look at me” style of 94.
  7. ThePrivateer

    96 GT Karakoram Chain suck marks - is there a reasonable fix?

    And this is the bike after the finishing touches…. Despite my somewhat limited expertise in painting - I suppose the crank really seems to take your eyes off it Thank you for all the good advice !
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    Cycling and headphones

    I listen to podcasts while riding my bikes as well. And even use in ears. I have been riding in traffic for more than 35 years and never had an issue. Most noise I get from the headphones is wind noise. Oh and this is where different models make a big difference. The best ones really fit...
  9. ThePrivateer

    MRRY CHRISTMAS WHAT RETRO TAT DID SANTA BRING YOU

    A blue Stumpjumper M2, which I will personally collect at Santa‘s tomorrow :) It seems like he hasn‘t properly looked after its elastomers though…
  10. ThePrivateer

    NIB '97 Karakoram in Germany

    I was texting the seller a while ago. He is a collector of art and memorabilia and seems to be a nice chap. But the amount he asks for is quite high. The ad would translate to 1000€+. but then, this is a rare specimen
  11. ThePrivateer

    Decoding Marin frame numbers.

    I have to ask this. Where on earth did you find and store 100+ frames? Cheers
  12. ThePrivateer

    Decoding Marin frame numbers.

    Thank you for the clarification. I edited my post above to show an image of the bike itself. Spec-wise it seems to be a proper team issue. as for the database: that was another motivator to pitch in my serial no
  13. ThePrivateer

    Decoding Marin frame numbers.

    just checked myTeam Issue serial number: F24GA0049 So it is a Team Issue with a “2” frame from 94 I am a bit puzzled by the size letter G. It is quite a huge frame with a seat tube length of 55cm… but G? Did I find something new for the data base?
  14. ThePrivateer

    Team Marin, 92? value?

    I would say the frame is rather more dirty than corroded. which is a blessing, because the grime serves as a rust protection. I once rebuilt a bear valley which I almost did not buy because of the looks. It was almost spotless once I removed all the dirt…
  15. ThePrivateer

    Show us your marins!

    I did not know at the time, and the seatpost was seized. I did sell it, but for way too little. Sort of made up for it with the Marin Team issue I got this year.
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    Show us your marins!

    Alright, here we go: Shame I gave it away, but the empty feeling aftwerwards started me wanting to restore some old bikes. So its not all negative. ... would gladly get another one like that though...
  17. ThePrivateer

    Show us your marins!

    Decals were black and gold, so I would rather say yes. The perfect Christmas bike it was. I will not post a picture as I do not want to hijack this Marin thread though
  18. ThePrivateer

    Show us your marins!

    I once had a matte dark green Bontrager. That would have gone well with the Christmas tree :) sadly I passed it on.
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    96 GT Karakoram Chain suck marks - is there a reasonable fix?

    You were right. With the chainring on it does not look too bad. It will not be my most tidy bike, but compared to where we started…
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    Show us your marins!

    lovely bike. The paintwork looks perfect. How did you do it?
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