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Very Nice!

Here are a couple of my recent acquisitions/future projects. Both are vintage LRV frames circa 1978. Not mountain bike, but definitely vintage.





One will clearly need more "help" than the other.

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Timmy said:
Very Nice!

Here are a couple of my recent acquisitions/future projects. Both are vintage LRV frames circa 1978. Not mountain bike, but definitely vintage.





One will clearly need more "help" than the other.

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Awesome!!!! Are you gonna use a girder frok?
 

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thx

when the season comes around I hope I am able to ride offroad fast
I am presently a shell of my former self
 

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Up close, it looks like a VRC mountain bike...

Blue Yellow Bottle Text Logo

But take a few steps back, and it's a 1993 Marin Limited Edition. I've always liked early Marins, and always thought road bikes from more mountain-bike-oriented companies were cool. I picked up the frame off ebay, and finally built it up with some parts I had laying around, like the Sante derailleur as a chain tensioner, the beat Flite saddle, and the Dia Compe Royal Gran Compe calipers. It's a fun ride, and thought it kinda fit with the road-ish photos already posted.

Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Tire Bicycle wheel rim Bicycle fork
 

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I had a Pine Mountain from that same year & same paint scheme! Oh how I would love to have that back!!
 

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Thanks!

It's been a while since I've seen one like this.



Actually, I'm really just focusing on getting the Blue frame finished. It's a tinted clear coat over Chrome. I'm currently looking for someone who might be able to duplicate it. I may just end up with a nice candy blue as a close substitute.
 

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Early morning MMP.
thats pretty weird...I picked one up just like that on Thursday off CL. It has a nearly perfect Black LX component set on it I couldn't pass up. What year is yours and does it have M400 rims?
 

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I'm pretty sure that's a 1994 Stan, I had one the same - full black LX group - lovely bike (if a little "pedestrian"). ;)
 

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Dude, that is funny because I picked up an IDENTICAL bike to the one pictured last week... almost completely mint....skinwalls and all.

EDIT: Yes, both bikes have M400s and black LX trim.
 

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IMO that black LX stuff is as good as you really need, and it will last forever if you take care of it (especially now that it's mostly hanging on bikes that don't get used much).
 

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IMO that black LX stuff is as good as you really need, and it will last forever if you take care of it (especially now that it's mostly hanging on bikes that don't get used much).
Agreed. My first real mountain bike (94 Kona Cinder Cone) came with that and it's taken a beating and still does what it's supposed to do without a hitch. :thumbsup:
 

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IMO that black LX stuff is as good as you really need, and it will last forever if you take care of it (especially now that it's mostly hanging on bikes that don't get used much).
and it's the last year before micro drive took over.
i much prefer the "big"rings coupled w/ 11-30 cassettes.
 

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IMO that black LX stuff is as good as you really need, and it will last forever if you take care of it (especially now that it's mostly hanging on bikes that don't get used much).
Yep. It's funny in a way when certain people follow the lead of others and trash lower-end componentry, even though they have no long term experience riding it. I could see someone trashing an STX or LX derailleur because it blew up during a ride, but most of the time they are trashing it just to fit it with a certain crowd.
 
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