Help with Marin frame numbers please!

Santuri32

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I think I got confused with the welds on the bike on top of yours on the forum. At the very beginning of this forum tread, there’s a code that might fit your bike, check that and what you get against that year’s catalog, sorry I’m of not more help. Good luck
 

SirLurkalot

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Out of interest I checked my Bear Valley. The guy I bought it off (an ex-copper) had it from new and said it was '95. According to my frame no. it's a '96.
 

stefanolo

Dirt Disciple
All, got a Titanium FRS from 93 with the serial number v001. Anyone knows where it might have been produced? Thanks in advance!
 

Once A Hero

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stefanolo":3g73qefu said:
All, got a Titanium FRS from 93 with the serial number v001. Anyone knows where it might have been produced? Thanks in advance!

Your post made me read through this entire thread! - sadly I can't help with your query, however the placement of your V001 doesn't sit in the same place as the serial numbers typically do (on the underside of the BB shell), so may relate to your swing arm/rear triangle only?

My non-ti '93 Pine FRS doesn't have a code stamped where yours does, but carries the following on the BB shell;

MT3LA0011
 

stefanolo

Dirt Disciple
Hi, yes the non Ti are different. Read that the Tis are starting with V and a 3 digit code here today, another guy was wondering. He had 076 or something like that. The Pine of mine looks like this:
 

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beanie

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I’m going to bump this and see if anyone can confirm which model of frame I have. I believe it’s an Indian fire trail due to what seems like butted tubes and an old sticker that was painted over. I couldn’t see any confirmation of the IFT model designation on the thread so thought I’d ask.

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Looking at the 1992 catalogue this sticker matches the colour of the IFT graphics and painted pieces but as it’s only a sticker I’m reluctant to trust it. The down tube is pretty wide and the tapping test seems to confirm some butting which I don’t think was used on the nail trail of ‘92.
 
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