95'/96' Gary Fisher Marlin- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    56

    95'/96' Gary Fisher Marlin

    Hope this is old enough to be in the classic forum...anyhoo, found this marlin on craigslist and was too cool to pass up. The guy I bought it from said this was his first MTB. Love the look of the frame, very simple and clean design. Frame is fairly light at approx. 28lbs (chromoly).

    My goal for this one is basically to modernize it. Replace old components with new, throw some slicks on it and turn it into a nice commuter.

    Today I got it home and stripped everything from the frame. I don't think this bike had ever had the crank arms taken off. Most bolts looked untouched, just dirty. Trying to get this damn 20 year old "airwalk' sticker off the frame too. Can't complain though, frame is in great shape for the age.

    Just a few photos...More progress will come as I gather parts and what not





  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    56
    To get an idea of how it sits...

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    5
    Hi Jackknife, if youíre still there.

    Iím currently turning an identical frame into a tourer. Trying to find the axel-crown length of the original forks that would have come with it? Would you be able to help 🤞

  4. #4
    Bikes in jeans
    Reputation: jestep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnredballoon View Post
    Hi Jackknife, if youíre still there.

    Iím currently turning an identical frame into a tourer. Trying to find the axel-crown length of the original forks that would have come with it? Would you be able to help 爛
    It's going to be fairly low, something like 390 - 395mm by my estimation for the original rigid one. If you're looking at suspension forks, I'd try to stay below 420mm.
    WTB: Med Bontrager Ti Lite, PM Me...

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    5

    Oops

    Ah thanks for the response. I fear I might have messed up, got trigger happy last night and bought a thorn nomad mk2 on sale. Itís rigid, a-c 420 and offset 48. Workable?, or a lesson in patience and back to drawing board?

Members who have read this thread: 14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.