1999 Marin Palisades Trail Overhaul

FluffyChicken

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Forks might not loose much, I thought the tyres (drifters?) are around 650g which is not too bad for a cross/trail tyre with puncture protection.
 

npn

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FluffyChicken":1an5wdjj said:
Forks might not loose much, I thought the tyres (drifters?) are around 650g which is not too bad for a cross/trail tyre with puncture protection.

Yes, Serfas Drifter, and a simple google search says they are 850g each.

As far as forks, here are my choices:

RST 381 SM (the original) ~1600g
RockShox Judy C Hydracoil ~1700g

That's on my kitchen scale. For whatever reason, RockShox Judy C Hydracoil comes lighter than the official 2000g.
 

npn

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My scale was off - I thought it was impossible that the RST weighted 1600 grams.

New weight measurement stated:
RST 381 SM (the original) ~1950g
RockShox Judy C Hydracoil ~2030g

So, I ended up buying a 1998 Manitou SX which weighs less than 1600g! Over a pound of weight saving. And this thing is really smooth.

Now the biggest weight on the bike are the tires. At the end of the day, I think I'll end up with under 25lbs for the whole bike, which is my goal, which I find not bad for 9 speed and 21" frame.

Pictures coming up soon...
 

hamster

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Manitou SX is rather underrated and great value secondhand. Good choice.

For tyes, Schwalbe are beautifully light and work well. Personally I find them a little fragile sadly. Michelin Wild Grip R work well for me, are almost as light and seem a lot tougher.
 

npn

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I agree on the Manitou fork.

hamster":2t8418n3 said:
For tyes, Schwalbe are beautifully light and work well. Personally I find them a little fragile sadly.

Which model and size?
 

npn

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Finally got to taking some pictures.

I'm still unhappy with the bike's weight (25lbs) but I'm replacing the wheels soon (rims and tires) which should shave off 500-600 grams.

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02762AL

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Re: decals

Hi, can you tell me who did your replacement decals for your 99 Palisades.
I just picked one up this week and need to clean up the frame and replace the decals.

Thanks in advance.
 

npn

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A local artist did. I still have have a set or two left. You can pm me for details.

Also there's a member here I think Gill who does decals
 
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