dropped the Marin off with my mate at Evans to have a look at as I haven’t got a BB tool and he said he was keen to play about with it, so guess I owe him a beer or two. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll just need to order the fancy bits off the internet, and figure out what shifters I want... I was thinking friction thumbies, but whatever comes cheaper will probs suffice.
In other news the replacement rear wheel (cheap halo white line off eBay) for my road bike turned up, so I whacked that on today, alongside the tyres kindly given to me by @Maj . Think I’m going to call the road bike finished for now, pretty happy with it! Need to recable the rear gears as the cable has started to fray at the boss thingy (idk what it’s called). The hub has a pretty satis click too. Would take it outside for a nicer picture but it’s far too cold for that.