Jun 13, 2017

Custom Marino 'StreeTGS' 24"

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Edited: Jun 13, 2017

 

Hopefully this will get built up this week. I've had the frame for a few months now, but haven't had the budget to finish the build.

 

The geometry is fairly radical, there is really nothing else out there quite like this. This winter I started messaging with Ross McArthur in UK about some ideas I had for a Marino build. We both had a similar concept, although I was originally thinking 26" wheels. He ended up convincing me to go 24" and has an identical geometry frame built up. Mine is different than his in that I have vertical dropouts and both rim and HS33 mounts.

 

He is calling his the Marino "Vader". If it does what I hope it will, it will have a TGS sidehop / gap feel but able to bunnyhop and manual EASILY. However, I don't think it will be any good for the spins / bmx moves something like an arcade is good at.

 

I'll keep on updating this thread as I get it going :)

 

Jun 21, 2017

Finished the build today. It definitely needs a shorter stem and higher bars. But, I'm good to need a fork with a longer steerer to do that. Kinda done spending money on bikes....

 

Anywho. I haven't got a chance to ride it yet. Maybe tomorrow I will give it a go as is.

 

Jun 22, 2017

Nice looking bike. I like the 'all black' look. Craig, I understand the 'shorter stem' -- but what do you mean by "higher bars." Those bars look to have a big rise. Do you mean a steeper angle on a new stem would provide for higher bars ? or?

Jun 29, 2017

Got a better stem for it and my first proper ride today. :)

 

Jun 29, 2017

Fire chief. The bars are fairly high, but they feel weird angled back. I think arcade bars or similar geo would feel better in this position.

Apr 9, 2018

Now for sale. It has an inspired stem and Arcade bars on it. $1905 + shipping.

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