Marin Zolatone appreciation and info thread!

wookiee

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I thought one of these should be started! I have big love for the Zolatone Marins of 1990 and 1991, and I know I'm not alone on here! So show your love, post up your own neon/grey dreams here! Also as a regular topic on here is "how to recreate the Zolatone finish" How about anyone thats had a go themselves, or knows of a way/colour to get a good likeness speak up too!

I'll kick things off with my 1991 Team Marin...still a work in progress. Forks, stem and bars currently being re-done and new decals await. A few changes made (improvements in my eye!) But this pic gives you the general idea.
 

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Kona lover

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Here's mine...

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marc two tone

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you know, something i've never bothered to ask...was marin the only brand to use zolatone 2000? never seen it on anything else. or noticed anyway.

:?:
 

wookiee

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marc two tone":lssc09ki said:
you know, something i've never bothered to ask...was marin the only brand to use zolatone 2000? never seen it on anything else. or noticed anyway.

:?:

Not seen it on other bikes but as a car boot liner and on boats!!
 

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wookiee":2ypujjqa said:
Kona lover":2ypujjqa said:
Here's mine...

Marin-3.jpg

Nice but looks like a 92 satin finish?

It's a 91/92 when I bought it this was the condition ...

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The previous owner used heat to get a seized seat post out so I had it powder coated - broke my heart to do it :(
 

wookiee

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[/quote]

It's a 91/92 when I bought it this was the condition ...

The previous owner used heat to get a seized seat post out so I had it powder coated - broke my heart to do it :([/quote]

Ouch...there are a couple of people on here who have managed to replicate the Zolatone finish. Not perfect but near enough! Still a great looking bike and the reason I thought it was a 92 was that it looks like the alternative colour scheme to the usual neon rear triangle...which is a good thing! Fair play to bringing it back from a fire damaged state!

Wook
 

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My 90 Eldridge & 91 Team Marin (work in progress)
 

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