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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 3:14pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Device of torture 8)

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 6:35pm
by freiston
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Device of torture 8)

Where are the handlebars?




Ah, I see them ;)

Looks nice even if it does punish you :)

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 7:15pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Frame and pump are original, the rest is NOS / new, paint is original, bit muddy from this morning, just under 20 mph over a little less than 50 miles in Devon, 3.5 kg rucksack, next ride the saddle will be back a bit and up a bit, gearing is coming down on top end too.
6 speed cassette is crucifying :( I bought it new in early 83, £345.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 3:17pm
by hoppy58
1996 Marin Hawk Hill bought locally on "pre-loved" for £40.00..not a high end model, but a reasonable Tange cromoly frame and mainly alivio/acera bits....here it is after I stripped it down and rebuilt with new cassette, chain, rear wheel and seat and good 2nd hand Alivio chainset...it rides really nicely and will be used for work duties once a set of Big apples arrive in the post!

[ImageIMG_5773 by hop58, on Flickr*]

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 5:21pm
by reohn2
NICE! :)
I have a soft spot those older Marins which I can't quite put my finger on but I think it's their versatility....

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 5:56pm
by Debs
Very Nice Marin, that's 40 quid very well spent.

Is the Hawk Hill frame double butted?

It looks similar to my 1996 Gary Fisher Aquila, (currently hung-up in the garage covered in cobwebs) :)

Image

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 21 Jun 2018, 10:45pm
by hoppy58
Is the Hawk Hill frame double butted?


The badge on the seat tube says "Tange custom tube set triple butted cr mo", however I think its only the seat tube that's triple butted, the rest being plain gauge. However it seems pretty light and 'springy'. That Fisher's lovely!

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 2:47pm
by Colin63
It's been a while since I last posted here. It's actually been ten years since I joined the forums and excitedly posted pictures of my new Mercian. To celebrate its 10th birthday I've splashed out on some new kit: Nitto Randoneur bars, a Velo Orange Gran Cru chainset and a couple of VO bottle cages which I much prefer to more modern cages. Here it is this afternoon by the shore of Morecambe Bay moments before I decided that it really is too hot to be riding and turned homewards to find the ice cream shop.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 3:00pm
by Colin63
In addition to the lovely Mercian, I picked up this bargain last week: A 2010 Specialized Hardrock. It needed virtually no work – A new rear tyre and brake blocks plus the platform pedals were broken. Other than that it's in near-perfect condition, and it cost me just £25.00 from a local charity shop. I was only looking for a pub bike.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 8:33pm
by Vantage
hoppy58 wrote:1996 Marin Hawk Hill bought locally on "pre-loved" for £40.00..not a high end model, but a reasonable Tange cromoly frame and mainly alivio/acera bits....here it is after I stripped it down and rebuilt with new cassette, chain, rear wheel and seat and good 2nd hand Alivio chainset...it rides really nicely and will be used for work duties once a set of Big apples arrive in the post!

[ImageIMG_5773 by hop58, on Flickr*]


That's gorgeous!
Just how mountain bikes used to be before all this 650b and 29er crap came along.

Bring back the 26" mountain bike I say!

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 12:40am
by freiston
Colin63 wrote:It's been a while since I last posted here. It's actually been ten years since I joined the forums and excitedly posted pictures of my new Mercian. To celebrate its 10th birthday I've splashed out on some new kit: Nitto Randoneur bars, a Velo Orange Gran Cru chainset and a couple of VO bottle cages which I much prefer to more modern cages. Here it is this afternoon by the shore of Morecambe Bay moments before I decided that it really is too hot to be riding and turned homewards to find the ice cream shop.

I very much like :D

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 10:11am
by AMMoffat
This is my 1992 Raleigh Royal. New paint job, which might not please the purists as it was originally black, plus gears upgraded and lowered from 3x7 to 3x9.

Image20180418_135251 by Angela Moffat, on Flickr

Good for the next 26 years :D

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 1:29pm
by PH
That's lovely, I can't think that anyone would object to it not being original, it certainly looks like it's ready to fulfil it's original purpose and being good for the next 26 years should make all Raleigh fans happy.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 3:12pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
"Debs" whats the model of your cranks?
MC-12 etc, stamped on inside of crank arm.

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Posted: 23 Jul 2018, 11:30am
by hoppy58
That's gorgeous!
Just how mountain bikes used to be before all this 650b and 29er crap came along.

Bring back the 26" mountain bike I say!


Ha ha thanks..it is lovely....however I hate to say it, but I prefer the ride of my rigid Genesis Longitude 29er especially off-road as (in my opinion) the big wheels and rubber smooth out the bumps much better and I feel it also climbs much better and is faster overall. The marin is 'nimbler' though and makes a great 26" tourer/utility bike, the latter of which is its intended use. Here it is now, updated as a shopping/work bike!

[ImageIMG_5785 by hop58, on Flickr*]

I like to think that the Marin does everything a 26" surly LHT does, for a fraction of the price!