Caustic soda is damn messy and proper horrible on the skin but it got this guy out the Marin!
Nice , all the more rewarding when you have to work for it! Looking forward to see where you go with this. I just built up my Marin this weekend, they’re great frames.
Those wheels are ace.
Well here we are! This is initial set up, it's probably going to get a 1x9 xtr set up with a strindland front ring when they get released. Oh and those nice pulsar hubs on ritchey rims once they get a service.
Not gonna lie, I'm super excited about this build...these frames are amazing to ride. Wheelies, manuals and hops very easy.
It may get painted too....
Damn I love this bike so far
Or I may find a WI ENO hub and run it single speed to be honest...if there was a frame if run SS full time it would be this.
This thing truly rips.
it puts back the fun into Funmuting ?
Nice! How's the bag attached and what is it?
Its one of these.
Does look fun ! Did you manage to fit a 2.3 on the back ?
I'm sure a 2.3 would fit.
I have a 2.0 on there right now
Stridsland fork Would be dope
Nobbly 2.3 fit in my similar age muirwoods in case you wondered. I've read people fit 2.1 650b in there, too.
@Josh what made you discard the midnight special fork for this?
So fun - that’s a lovely frame. I don’t think you should paint it, I wouldnt anyway. The outline Marin logo is cool and it’s retro. Maybe paint the fork?
Looking forward to those hubs getting on it
I had a 650b at work with a 2.1 on it and it fits in the rear fine!
The kona p2 fork is lighter and has a 10mm longer a-c height. I wanted rim brakes front and rear. Love these wheels!
You're right, I do love the logos and original paint. It just looks very tired and a new paint job and decals would give it a very personal edge.
I love the grey and orange combo so won't he painting the fork unless it all gets painted!
Go with god, it'll be great either way I'm sure - would you keep it grey?
Go with god
Go with god
What would Ronnie Romance do?
It'll either go a pastel pink / lilac / peach colour and get some tan wall super yummys.
Or a nod to the original and go a shade or two diff from the original colour with some homemade custom graphic by myself, With a contrasting fork again.
But I like a ratty bike that im not to precious about smashing around the woods....So who knows man...who knows.
Ah nice thanks, it looks plump compared to the 28 year old 2.1 Marin lites on mine ! They are on 15mm rims though.
Should you sell the Pulsar wheels Josh let me know.
Sub £150 road bike...
Very nice in a sea of +20k snooze vehicles.
I am not going to say anything about the bars. Not one thing
This is hesh
Your silence speaks volumes.
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