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1995 Marin Team Titanium

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

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side on by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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hope rear hub by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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rear brake by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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head tube badge by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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grip and levers by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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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!
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Posts

  • 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

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • 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
    Thanks!

    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...

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    P1020813 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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    P1020816 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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    P1020818 by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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

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  • 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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