I've been thinking about building up a mountain bike lately in preparation for winter and had thoughts to build up a single speed/fixed mountain bike but i never had any money to fund this little project with a deadline soon approaching (its getting cold in toronto).. Luckily, and by pure chance and with a little bit of bias towards marin bikes, i searched up marin on kijiji just to see what would come up. Also, i thought i would mention that i usually ride road bikes and this is the first proper MTB ive evar had.
So i found myself a minty marin bear valley SE for $100. I'm shocked at the condition for the price i got it for. Though it was actually quite the mission in acquiring it.. I wish i had a better camera, but i suppose the ipod touch will have to do. SCROLL DOWN TO THE 7TH POST FOR BETTER PICS
The specs are..........
1996 Marin Bear Valley SE
'Tange Custom' Tube set ultra light triple butted cr-mo' with double butted stays
STX-RC derailers, hubs and cranks
Manitou answer comp Elastomer fork
Dia-Compe PC-7 levers
Anyway, i havent ridden it yet and all i had to do was pump the tires and its rideable. Tomorrow i have a day off work, i cant wait!!
this probably isnt considered vintage, but its older than 10 years so theres that..