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  1. mclaren680

    10 pcs 1.5-10mm Hex set - CR-V, ball end - £3.99 @ Lidl

    Same, more allen keys than spokes on my bikes now probably! This set is definitely best bang for the buck though (minus the plastic parts)
  2. mclaren680

    BoTM BotM September 2021 - The Vote

    'cruelty' is a new one, but I love the idea of the word :) P.S. I voted Zinn too - soooo nice
  3. mclaren680

    10 pcs 1.5-10mm Hex set - CR-V, ball end - £3.99 @ Lidl

    10 piece hex / allen set with extra long handles, Chromium Vanadium, ball ends sizes 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10mm The black/red handle on the 10mm in this pic is removable and can be put on the 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10mm for extra leverage when using the ball end £3.99 - Amazing deal!!
  4. mclaren680

    Show us your Marins

    Here's my 1995 Pine Mountain restomod I mostly built last year in lockdown, but put small finishing touches to this year. Before and after pics :) Spray.Bike DIY paint job with bronze gold / blackfriars, and a DYEDBros SpaceTrip vinyl protection wrap / DNFive '93 Marin decals Mavic Crossmax XL...
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    Marin Geometry / Nuances 1991 - 1996

    my '95 Pine Mountain 19" (BB to centre of top tube) is currently runing 2.0 Conti Race Kings but in a past version of itself I had 2.4 Maxxis Holy Rollers on. 2.4 is the ABSOLUTE max you can fit on the rear, as even then it only gives 2-3 mm tyre clearance on the chain stays, but more on the...
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    BoTM BotM September 2021 - nominations

    Thanks! No it's a DyedBro 'SpaceTrip' vinyl frame protection kit. As the bike is Spray.Bike'd I wasn't sure how well the paint would last with stone chips etc so probably went overboard and wrapped all the main risk areas, but I love the end result
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    BoTM BotM September 2021 - nominations

    mclaren680's 1995 Marin Pine Mountain restomod (before & after) It's not a Klein or an immaculate Fat Chance but I love it and it will have to be pried from my cold dead hands
  8. mclaren680

    1996 Univega Alpina - Steel drop-bar/gravel project

    Nice! A very inspiring build. I found a 'facebook marketplace special' £25 near to mint 95 Alpina 503 with 22" frame in british racing green. I was unsure which way to take it but going down the drop bar, semi weight weenie route is a strong one! I may do it myself
  9. mclaren680

    Difference between Ritchey Vantage and Rock rims

    I have a Vantage Pro rear / Vantage Comp front set, and I have a OCR Pro rear and Rock Pro front set. Apart from the above comments, I can add this - the OCR and Rock have spoke eyelets whereas the Vantage don't. Also the rim sticker on the Rock Pro says 'Triple Box Construction' and I imagine...
  10. mclaren680

    Wanted Titec seatpost - 27.0m

    Yes, it's definitely a Titec 27.0mm. I had one in mine I had to replace due to a crack where the top of the post meets the seat rails. I believe this may be common (??) as it's the second time I've had one crack there.
  11. mclaren680

    show us your gt's

    Before and after
  12. mclaren680

    The MTB Introduce Yourself Here Thread V

    Hi, long time ad hoc reader here but only today registered. Got into mountain biking when in my teens in the early 90's like a lot of us here no doubt, and have sporadically had periods with not much riding, but now fully back into it again and doing some resto mods. MTB history - 1990 20"...