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1995 Marin Team Titanium

Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
edited May 2011 in Your mountain bikes
21.76lb by Andy Bax, on Flickr

side on by Andy Bax, on Flickr

hope rear hub by Andy Bax, on Flickr

rear brake by Andy Bax, on Flickr

head tube badge by Andy Bax, on Flickr

grip and levers by Andy Bax, on Flickr

thomson post by Andy Bax, on Flickr

Spec list

1995 Marin Team Titanium 19" c-t
2010 RockShox Sid Race
Superstar GTO headset
Hope 90mm stem
X lite XC2 riser bar
Superstar custom grips
XT M739 brake levers and V brakes
Sram X9 shifter and rear mech
XT M770 9 speed 11-32t cassette
White Industries cranks
Specialities TA chainring (outer will be removed when single speed SRP purple bolts turn up)
KMC X9 chain
Shimano BB
Thomson Elite seatpost
WTB Rocket V SLT saddle
X lite seatpost bolt
Hope Ti Glide hubs
Mavic 231CD rims
DT double butted spokes & brass nipples
Charge Splashback tyres
Schwalbe AV14 lightweight tubes
Shimano XT SPD pedals

Weight 21.76lbs

Built up as a modern version of a Team Ti, with a fair bit of modern kit, it won't be to everyone's taste, but I build bikes the way I like 'em ;)

Decided to go 1x9 speed as it's pretty flat round here, so the outer ring will be going once my new chainring bolts turn up, I also have a chain device to fit, it may require some fettling though.

I do have the original White Industries/Shimano XT/Mavic wheelset for this bike as it would be a shame to split them from the bike, but as I already had the Hope wheelset I used those for this build

Can't believe how light it is, I didn't even try to go all weight weenie on it at all!

Should be a right blast on the trails, so far it's only been to work and back on the road.

Springy & nippy are two words that spring to mind!


  • I a strangley attracted to this bike. I love old school frame and geometry. Nice!
    I don't mind what they say... as long as they say its enormous
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    That's a little stunner! I like it!
    Production Privee Shan

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    classic bike, luuurvely 8)
  • Scalpel_79Scalpel_79 Posts: 147
    great job with the colours man- that headset looks kinda like a bottom bracket- cool!
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115

    Just been out for it's shakedown ride.

    Well a distinct lack of shaking, buttery smooth ride even on the choppiest of bridleways :D

    Brakes need a little fettling & rims need a quick tweak of the spoke key, apart from that everything works beautifully

    I think I may look into a 11-34t cassette as the 11-32t cassette I have at the mo isn't quite low enough.

    I achieved 30mph spinning out on the 11t, just looked up the cadence on that, it's over 120RPM!

    Anyhoo, some pictures...

    P1020813 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

    P1020816 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

    P1020818 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

    And shamelessly nicked from Chris V40, also from today's ride



  • hoathyhoathy Posts: 776
    Lovely looking machine. I bet it goes like censored off a shovel.

    Nice balance of retro asthetic and modern functional parts too. It can be really difficult to get that I find.
    - Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Cheers Hoathy, it's a fine line between so right and so wrong!

    A recent pic of the Team Ti in action, courtesy of DryStonePaul.

    Taken on the Forest Of Dean Retrobike National Event

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