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Old 05-02-15, 10:25 AM
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Big time dilema

So I have this really nice marin pioneer trail that I basically got free after buying some old ride bikes and flipping them for a profit. I used the profits made to buy this 2009 Pioneer trail.. Literally new bike in the garage never ridden.

Then today I bought a 2009 Trek 7 Speed 3 series mountain bike for 160.00 the market value in Houston is about 300.00 to 350.00 around the same value as the Marin.

I really like them both. The marin has the disc breaks while the trek doesn't.

If you had to choose one which one would you pick?

I may just keep both.. pretty sweet bikes
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Old 05-02-15, 01:40 PM
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From the look of them, they are 2 different frame sizes, do they both fit? if not, get ride of the one which doesn't fit, otherwise, keep the Marin with the disc brakes.
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Old 05-02-15, 04:23 PM
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Marin is slightly bigger.. oddly enough I fit them both..
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Keep the disk brake bike, no contest.
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I was biking with the Marin today and the freaking pedal must have been loose so it somehow stripped out.. So I tried the Trek for an hour and I am glad I really rode both. I am keeping the Marin and getting rid of the trek.. is it normal for a pedal to strip out like that from the arm?
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I prep my bikes before each ride, I will be checking my pedals tonight...

It stripped because it was loose, The Bike was taken out with a loose pedal because it did not get a pre-ride inspection..

Sounds like you took the bike out for a first ride ,, Next time check everything on a strange bike.. Never had a pedal come loose on me,,ever,,just saying.

No I don't check pedals every ride because I Installed these myself... Good Hunting
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Originally Posted by Paulnhbtx View Post
I was biking with the Marin today and the freaking pedal must have been loose so it somehow stripped out.. So I tried the Trek for an hour and I am glad I really rode both. I am keeping the Marin and getting rid of the trek.. is it normal for a pedal to strip out like that from the arm?
That Marin in your photo looks nice. That'd probably be the one I'd keep too.

Pedals do not normally come loose. Are the threads ok on the crank arm?
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Old 05-09-15, 10:54 AM
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The threads are stripped out. I guess the pedal was loose.. do you suggest a thread repair kit ?
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The threads are stripped out. I guess the pedal was loose.. do you suggest a thread repair kit ?
Just want to mention that they exist. I lack personal experience, but a shop probably could help.
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I would suggest you keep both. I can't count the times folks miss rides because they have a problem of some sort with there road or Mtb and no back up. Many times I need to give up one bike or the other for a repair or a part that I ordered and used the back up. You will not regret it.
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