'92 Marin Palisides Trail

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matt@theforce
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'92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby matt@theforce » Fri Jun 15, 2012 00:29 am

After being on the search for a '92/'93 GT Avalance/Timberline for some time I have aquired a '92 Marin Palisides Trail from a girl at work.

The bike belonged to her girlfriend who has owned the bike from new & at the time was a fitness trainer & treated the bike like her baby, needless to say the bike appears to be in quite good condition, there is the odd mark here and there but has spent most of the last 10years being moved from various sheds/horse stables/garage as it wasn't being used.

To say that I'm like a pig in something is an understatement :D . The bike was brought into work tonight & so far I've managed a quick 10min break to have a ride around the car park and everything works, gears quick & smooth, brakes work well but need a little adjustment and some air is needed in the tyres, other than that its ready to roll 8)

Frame - 17.5" Cromo Frame
Fork - Rockstar Cromo
Brakes - Shimano 200GS Leavers Now Shimano Deore v-brakes
Chainset - 300LX
Rear Mech - 300LX
Front Mech - 300LX
Tyres - Marin ProCombo 26x2.00

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Full Original Spec
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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby sdavies141 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:36 pm

Sweet as ....

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Fri Jun 15, 2012 17:25 pm

Seeing that makes me feel old!

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby raceface gt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 21:08 pm

Now that's retro quality.

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby twonks » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:05 am

Nice looking base for a project to get it back to 100%.

Takes me back too as my first 'real' mtb was a 1990 Timberline with the grey flecked paint scheme.
Was very very heavy but the brucey bonus was it used to smash through the countryside - sometimes literally :D

Whilst it does indeed make one feel slightly old, it also shows the progress in bike technology and build over the years.

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby matt@theforce » Thu Aug 30, 2012 14:19 pm

So far I've given it a bit of a clean & whilst looking around for new brake pads I decided to replace all the braking system with some v-brakes (not to everyones taste but I prefer them) so these were bought and some new new cables were ordered too
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Whilst on ebay I purchased a replacement stem which had the top bung that I didn't have on this bike (its the little things that make the difference)
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And as the handlebar grips had torn & been taped up with black insulation tape I ordered some new grips
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Again, not to everyones taste but I quite like them & they're quite a good match.

Its had a good clean up and now offers really quick, smooth gear changes and is a pleasure to ride.

Have one more bit to sort out, The bars/forks rock a little under braking. Once sorted I might start enquiring about getting the frame/forks stripped and re-painted (Trying to keep the same colour scheme)

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby matt@theforce » Thu Aug 30, 2012 14:20 pm

mikeouk wrote:if your still after a gt timberline http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202879&highlight= :D


A bit too new for what I'm after

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby Dave_P1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 22:26 pm

Haven't seen one of those for years in that colour scheme. Marin made some great looking bikes back in that era.

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby BoarderGreen » Fri Aug 31, 2012 17:22 pm

Really want to see this restored to its former glory, it makes my 97 nail trail look positively cutting edge!
Blood, Sweat and 21 Gears...wait...no 27....30...ars* 2x10?

Specialized Hardrock, 1997 Marin Nail Trail - current
Giant Glory Merlin Malt 2 Big Hit Expert Marin B-17 Marin Nail Trail Diamondback Topanga - Gone but not forgotten

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Re: '92 Marin Palisides Trail

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 18:02 pm

Thats ace that is.
Viner Salviati
Time Speeder S
Giant Propel Advanced
Px Ti Custom
Cougar 531
Sab single speed
Argon 18 E-112 TT
One-one Ti 456 Evo
Ridley Cheetah TT
Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
Yeti ASR 5
Dolan Preffisio


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