1996 Marin Team Marin 1996

nic0

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hi guys

I'm happy to introduce my new old bike, my Grail (one of my Grails 😬).
It was the seller's father's bike, with which he raced. So the bike has lived: scratches, worn parts that have been replaced. The stock rigid fork was replaced with a Judy (and has not been kept)...
But I don't care, the bike is not far from my house, cheap, I'm already in love when I discover the ad 🤩

The project is not to redo everything, just clean, beautify, and enjoy !

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nic0

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First step: the fork
I had bought a Manitou for the Parkpre, it will be perfect (I have other plans for the Parkpre, but we will see that another time).
A small service will be necessary, with the replacement of the elastomers

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then this masterpiece :

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work in progress

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and here I am, to be continued...
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marc two tone

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Thats a nice project you have on your hands.
The 1996/7 high end marins were a cleaner looking bike with v brakes and suspension-friendly geometry.
Good start with the forks and chainset!
 

Lhatch4

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Great project. My Team Marin is my favorite XC bike to ride. Yours is off to a great start. Does the fork choice indicate a switch back to cantilevers?
 

nic0

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headbadge was missing, so I had a sticker printed, from an image found on the net, modified with Paint 😁

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br0qn

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I love the color of this bike.

Nice work so far, did you hand paint that american flag sticker?
 
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