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  • crush83
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    Hay guys,

    Rescued a Marin Palisades Trail from the scrap heap the other day, gonna SS it and use it as a comuter. Has been sat outside for 3 years so needs some TLC. Have stripped it back to frame, bars and brakes

    crush83
    Member

    Found it like this

    Tracker1972
    Member

    They hydraulic rim brakes? Magura? Don’t have any but will be interested to see how they survived the enforced rest…

    Edit, now I have seen the before picture I am not sure I would have done much more than swap tyres and lube up for a first ride 🙂

    crush83
    Member

    hi tracker, BB is seized. Also need to sort the cracked seatube out

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Nice, I had a Marin Team from the same year. 1996 or 1997 IIRC. Featherlight steel frame.

    crush83
    Member

    Yup, magura hydro rim brakes. Need a little tidy up.

    crush83
    Member

    Got a SDG bel air (originaly from the crush)
    A pair of DMR V8s
    A 16T SS conversion
    A 32T chainring
    SS half link chain on the way
    And probably going for some maxxis big apple tyres

    crush83
    Member

    Having trouble getting the main part of the bb out of the frame. Got the lock ring out after a fight but the main bb won’t budge. Covered it in wd40 inside and out and going to leave it overnight to see if that helps.

    Had the seat tube ground down and fitted a non qr coller, grips, seatpost and saddle. Tyres fitted to rims (shwalbe CX Comp) so just waiting for the ss conversion and to get the bb changed over

    crush83
    Member

    BB still putting up a fight. Snapped 4 teeth on the tool now!
    .

    orangeboy
    Member

    Did you hit the tool to do that ,
    Have found they can be rather brittle to being bashed but bolt the tool in place and use a long bar and maybe some heat

    crush83
    Member

    May need a tentioner but otherwise finished!

    jezandu
    Member

    May need? Almost certainly will need! Hope you enjoy your single speed experience 🙂

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    Looks cool

    How heavy is it?

    Loving the Zoom stem!!

    mokl
    Member

    It looks really cool, although not sure I could stay perched on your saddle! Did you measure your chainline? It looks a bit out in that last photo (although could just be an illusion). I also suspect you will find that you need a tensioner (as I did!).

    crush83
    Member

    I have ordered an on one doofer tentioner.

    The saddle “feels” quite flat to sit on, to me anyway.

    No didn’t measure the chain line but it is as close to straight as I could get with the spacers in the kit.

    Just noticed I need to remove the reflector off the front wheel

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