Hi John. I have the same experience. I bought a used Marinoni frame in th e mid 1990's, and after having a second set of water bottle holes made, had it repainted, and then built it up. I was just out of college, and used S himano parts because that's all I could afford. Still it's a nice bike and I have allot of fun on it over the years. My only complaint is that the c hrome on the fort fork has rusted, but not the back. One of these days I'l l have it redone. Enjoy your new ride.
San Francisco, Ca
> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 14:13:42 -0600
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> Subject: [CR]My new KOF Marinoni
> Hey All!
> I bought one of the 1991 NOS Marinoni Sprint frames offered a few weeks a go and I am not dissapointed in the least! It is a fantastic looking frame!
> First off, it was the blue one w/ yellow lettering. Frame is chromed Colu mbus Chromor w/ Guinticiclo lugs. Columbus fork dropouts w/ Gipiemme long a djustable rears. That's it, frame and fork only. The forks are not chromed.
> The question is, how do I kit it out? I do want it to at least look class ic and plan to use as many chrome/polished on-topic parts as possible. Driv etrain may be off-topic...
> Before I skew any of the results w/ my own thoughts, what would you do?
> All on and off topic thoughts considered. e-mail me privately for off-top ic suggestions. BTW, I'm going to try to avoid using anything Shimano...
> john wirt
> boise, idaho