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    Soon to be converted ....

    Picked up this '93 Marin today.

    All parts are removed now. I'll build it up as my first single speed this weekend, can't wait to see how that feels compared to my normal rig.

    I'll post more pics when finished.
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    Good luck! I'm a recent convert and I love it!

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    i ride bikez!!11!
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    I rode a Marin Pine Mountain as a single for two years, great bike. Yours looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmynameisdan
    I rode a Marin Pine Mountain as a single for two years, great bike. Yours looks good!
    what year?
    I have a '96 frame and i'm not sure whether to build it up or not, since I dont want to throw a ton of money into a possibly bad build.
    I'm worried about it being kind of sluggish and lacking maneuverability...

    (sorry dont mean to hijack thread)

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    i ride bikez!!11!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    what year?
    I have a '96 frame and i'm not sure whether to build it up or not, since I dont want to throw a ton of money into a possibly bad build.
    I'm worried about it being kind of sluggish and lacking maneuverability...

    (sorry dont mean to hijack thread)
    Honestly I'm not sure what year it was, probably late 90's, I'll post a pic of the frame if it helps you. Anyway, it was the same size as my dad's IF, and the geometry was strikingly similar I say go for it!

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    I've got a SS'ified '94 Bear Valley SE though only frame and fork is left from the original. SE version a bit more sloped and compact. Makes a sweet ride, quick and responsive. Not much to look at but she's wonderful and I love her Marin.JPG

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    Converted in twofold ...

    Finished the Marin this weekend and took her out for 3hour spin.

    That was really really good, haven't had so much fun on an MTB lately! It was a nice sunny day, the forrest was green and the ground was dry. The gearing 32x14 worked perfect, no steep climbs over here to be found.

    The most amazing thing was the smoothness of the ride; the steel frame is compliant, the single speed transmission makes it quiet and the 2.25" tires make you feels like your drifting on air.

    Conclusion, both me and my bike are converted...
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