Miles Mallinson WTV

26inch Marino - Old School Looks - New School Geometry-ish

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Got myself my first ever brand new trials frame a few weeks back! Cheers to Ross McArthur for the delivery and of course Marino himself.

Been riding a Hex for the past couple of years and never really liked its shape, rode nice but the non rear disc was a bit off putting also could have done with shorter chain stays. Had a Pashley 26Mhz for years as well, loved its looks and the feel of the steel.

So I wanted a kind of mix between old school looks and new school-ish geometry. Seat tube length is probably not to everyone's taste's but its mint for having a wee seat on and is in keeping with the whole old school thing.

She's not totally finished still not got round to getting a bashring sorted yet and could do with a few more silver bits.

Boring I know but spec is as follows:

Frame/Forks: Marino 26inch, integrated seatclamp, rear disc, horizontal dropouts, standard headtube, 73mm bb.

Bars: Inspired Arcade Risers

Headset: Hope (that has lasted forever, had for about 5 years never changed the bearings (Y))

Stem: Trialtech 90mm x 25 deg

Grips: Lizard skins Danny Macs

Brakes: Deore front 203mm rotor - Zee back 180mm rotor (will get a 203mm rotor for the rear at some point)

Cranks: Old SLX (that have lasted forever) 22t Chainring 17t Sprocket

Pedals: Old Superstars (that have lasted forever)

Chain: Some old KMC sketch piece

Wheels: DMR DeeVee rims, Hope Pro 2 Hub, Chosen Rear Hub

Tyres: DMR Moto 2.4s 

Saddle: Inspired Pivotal with post

Was meant to get a few clips to go with this post but weather has been rubbish. Will update this once I've got some nice ones.

I reckon Marshley is a good name for her. Gonna get a proper metal head badge made also.

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Very nice, but that rear brake adaptor is gonna last you about 4 hours before it lets your caliper snap.

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15 minutes ago, LEON said:

Very nice, but that rear brake adaptor is gonna last you about 4 hours before it lets your caliper snap.

Ah yes I've seen a few go, what adaptor do you recommend?  

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Hope are good, but I always get the fattest one possible, Hayes are hugely overbuilt, you'll never brake one of those. 

 

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Ahhh, your rotor arm is blocking it making it look skinny! You should be fine then. I can't help but panic and spread the word when I see a skinny adaptor. Saying that...those calipers are notoriously weaker than the older ones.

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What's the frame geo anyway? Mine's based on a 26GHZ with a slightly higher bb.

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Like the bike bud. I got about 4 months out of my hope adapter on the rear and I'm only 70kgs and don't do big moves on the bike. I'm running the hayes one now but you never know when they'll go. Best to change it as often as you can to be safe.

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That's surprisingly short lived for a Hope one, they can't be bad but it's still pretty machined out and light, can't beat a solid cast one.

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15 hours ago, Miles Mallinson WTV said:

I reckon Marshley is a good name for her. Gonna get a proper metal head badge made also.

Good name. Looking forward to seeing this head badge! Where are you getting that done?

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34 minutes ago, Ross McArthur said:

Good name. Looking forward to seeing this head badge! Where are you getting that done?

Gonna try it myself at first, probably absolutely butcher it but be fun to try

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loving the frame proportions! 

Did you go with 385mm chainstays? That's the same length as the Hex was.

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Similar geo to my Marino, would like to see more pictures in colour.

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1 hour ago, Ali C said:

loving the frame proportions! 

Did you go with 385mm chainstays? That's the same length as the Hex was.

I think that was an old geo photo should be 380mm, its dead tight with the 2.4 tyre. Scares me slightly

 

1 hour ago, John Shrewsbury said:

Similar geo to my Marino, would like to see more pictures in colour.

May have taken some inspiration from yours ;) aye will pop some more photos up, it's not the most colourful of builds though

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Love the look of the frame, big fan of the longer seat tube! Looking forward to some more pictures/ video.

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