1990 Marin Pine Mountain


Orange 🍊 Fan
It's been a while but I think this is pretty much finished.

I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, despite some initial misgivings about the powder coat colour.

The only things I may change are to switch the bars for some silver ones and perhaps some tan wall tyres.





Oh and I also need some crank caps and some form of chainstay protector.


Orange 🍊 Fan
Just for completeness and my own reference here's the Spec sheet.

Frame: 1990 Marin Pine Mountain Powder coated in RAL7035 Light Grey
Fork: Marin 1 1/8 Powder coated in RAL2004 Gloss orange
Decals: from Gill at Retro Decals

Headset: Black Ritchey Logic 1 1/8 Threaded
Stem: Marin Powder coated in RAL2004 Gloss orange
Handlebar: Ritchey 580mm
Grips: Gripshift
Barends: None

Brakes: Deore DX BR-M650
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Levers: Deore DX BL-MT63

Shifters: Gripshift SRT600
Front Derailleur: Deore FD-M650 31.8mm bottom pull
Rear Derailleur: Deore RD-M650
Cassette: Shimano Acera CS-HG41 7-Speed
Chain: Shimano Altus HG40 6-7-8 Speed
Cranks and chainrings: Shimano Deore DX MT60
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN55
Pedals: VP-747 Bear Trap

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Wolber AT-18 32H
Hubs: Deore DX HB/FH-M650 32H
Tyres: Vittoria Revolution Tech G+ Rigid Tyre 2.0

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno Black 350 mm 29.4mm
Seatpost Binder: Kalloy Steel Q.R. Seat Bolt M6 55mm
Bottle Cage: Bontrager Orange


Senior Retro Guru

That's an excellent example of breathing new life into an old bike and it looks great! :cool: How does it ride?


Senior Retro Guru

That looks great, I'm inspired to look at alternatives for my 1991 Pine, my frame needs repainting but I'm not convinced on trying to recreate zolatone. I think you should leave as is, it has obviously been restored with the paint finish so tan wall tyes in my mind don't add. I would leave the bars as well as they add to black elements elsewhere, seatpost, cables etc.

Just ride it...........


Retro Guru
I agree with Daugs. The black tyres and components really make the orange and off-white frame and forks stand out. Nice one!