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doug1e

Member since Mar 2019 • Last active May 2022
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    Ah nice thanks, it looks plump compared to the 28 year old 2.1 Marin lites on mine ! They are on 15mm rims though.

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    Bike + frame bag looks great. Been thinking of running a similar setup with my Genesis Hi-latitude hardtail as I've always ridden it without bottle cages and a camelbac.

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    Does look fun ! Did you manage to fit a 2.3 on the back ?

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    Nah I just have them set up probably about 2mm from the rim and compressionless housing for the back brake (because I ran out). To be honest I’ve never ran v-brakes with road levers so don’t know how they’re supposed to feel when they’re good or bad. I thought you needed a travel agent too but a few forum posts suggested that with the parallel pull versions like these you didn’t need to. They have less travel in the levers than my cable disc brakes and feel very sharp, way less flex than the cantis on my other rigid mtb. I haven’t tried in the wet yet though !

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    Initial build of the Marin, will take some better pics when I've tuned it up a bit. 80mm Dia-compe stem with 48cm Nitto 177 bars. 1 1/8th shim was satisfyingly snug into the steerer but stem not that snug into shim, pretty much exact amount of space for a beer can shim. Went with the Nitto as they seemed to be the only 26mm bars that came wide enough for my bar bag but with quite long reach and drop. So will definitely need an inline seatpost which is fine as the seat tube is pretty slack.

    Turns out I got hoodwinked with the cranks. The internal spline on the non-drive side crank is fooked and unsalvageable. I tried to used retaining compound but the got worse after the first ride, drive side has a little play. Bought some really worn out ones for half the price but they would look better stripped and polished, might mess up the XTR aesthetic but may look nice and bling. Gearing is 48/36 x 36/11 will probs chuck on a 34t on the front.

    I couldn't get the indexing right on the derailleur, so I swapped out the 9sp jockey wheels with some old 11spd ones I had, and it now shifts so smoothly with the 105 shifter running 10 speed. Currently using the original stx 3x7 front derailleur as its the right clamp size and seems to work pretty well having indexed out the smallest ring!

    XTR v-brakes are amazing, set up nice and close to the rim.
    Due some nice bottle cages and potentially another Fabric saddle, love the look of the SLR but so narrowSOhard. MKS pedals will be going back on the Ammaco and will be riding eggbeaters on this. Tyres-don't know.

    Bought some rims and a wheel to dismantle and steal the hub from, then go down the wheel building rabbit hole.

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a 27.0mm inline seatpost in silver for my Marin ? Thanks

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    Ah shame! They are a pretty lovely era of bikes. I was looking for a Marin or muddy fox for ages and settled for a beaten up one and afterwards a load came up for sale. There’s been a few bargains to be had , worth keeping an eye out.

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