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Marin Hamilton

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Tharg2007, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    my first post so thought I would post a pic of my latest bike. The bike is pretty much stock other than the wheels, seat and seatpost.
    Had wheels custom made with mavic open pro in black, rear hub is an on-one fixed (with freewheel) quality black double butted spokes front hub is a campagnolo mirage in black, tires are armadillos 700c 23.
    I have changed the seat and seatpost since the pic was taken.
    I have kept the stock wheelset for when I take the bike down the meadows, dual purpose bike :rolleyes:

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    My other bike is an old carlton criterium single speed hack for riding when the weather is poor, I'll get a pic of that one up too.
     
  2. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Tharg2007, nicely understated. :rolleyes:
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I've only ridden it a few times and I'm not falling in love with it. Need to put some bull horns on it as they are the only kind of bar I'm comfy with, reckon will need to get a shorter stem too as the bullhrons will increase the reach, plus will need some aero levers that are v-brake compatible.
     
  4. ed_o_brain

    ed_o_brain Senior Member

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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    yea frame looks kind of similar, I had an alu frame before and it wasn't for me.
    If you like the wheelset then you should get some, i bought the rear hub from on-one (£17 inc post) and the rest was made up at the lbs, all together it cost me £147 for the set. you could sell your set on ebay and used I recon they would fetch close to £100 then get the new set and youre £47 quid down :tongue:
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    It's a little odd looking with that long fork. Does it have really wide bars fitted? My Marin did and I hated them! Bought a new stem and bars, chopped down the steerer tube and all is well now.
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    yea, it has wide bars :tongue: I have some shiny new nitto bullhorns waiting to go on once i get a new stem
    Forks look long cos its a 29er big wheels with clearance for mudguards i guess
    this is what it looks like in its original state
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  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I got some Ritchey straight bars and a stem to match for 35 quid.

    Mine went from looking like this...

    to this.

    Much better to ride.
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    think i might sell this, been riding on it a few times now and don't think I get on with this kind of frame ;)
    might sell with original parts or sell in bits
    any thoughts?
     
  10. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I'd put it back to stock and sell the extra wheels separately. What size is it?
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    its a 19" frame
     
  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Pity, I might've been tempted if it'd been a 17! I'm 5' 8" and could probably ride the 19, but the seat would be a bit low and look naff, I reckon.
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I would agree , your bike looks quite small in comparison.
     
  14. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Different style, though. Mine is a 26" wheeler. Tis very 'compact'! ;)
     
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    Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester