Readers’ Rides: Filippo’s 1992 Marin Team Issue


Readers’ Rides: Filippo’s 1992 Marin Team Issue

This morning’s Readers’ Rides was sent in by Filippo from Italy and features his beloved all-rounder; a 1992 Marin Team Issue. Let’s check it out in detail below!

I’m Filippo from Ferrara—the “Città delle Biciclette or “city of bicycles” Ferrara, Erasmus blog Ferrara—just a little south of the northeast corner of Italy.

This bike is a 1992 Marin Team Issue. I found the frame with those aftermarket black decals, the fork, and the headset; then my wife gave it to me as a birthday present in January 2020.

I built it to commute to my new job with a 1×9 mixed groupset and some used wheels, then the pandemic moved my desk forty kilometers farther, and I decided to rebuild it as a country-training machine.

Some changes: I switched from 1×9 to 1×10, drop bar and cantis, then a new job, rack, and -brakes again. I tried to picture the evolution here: La mia Marin Team Issue gravel/commuter/RestoMod/checcosè del 1992 – Caffetteria –

The bike riders stiffer and lighter than I expected; I can climb to Monte Grappa, ride downhill through the strada pastorale, while still having the options to mount rack and fenders for commuting to work.


  • Frame Marin Team Issue 1992
  • Headset Ritchey Logic 1-1/8″
  • Wheelset Mavic Crossride 26″
  • Tyres Panaracer Gravelking SK 26×2.1
  • Litepro brake adaptors
  • BB Shimano Deore
  • Crankset Shimano FCM-542 175mm
  • Chainring RSP Cling Ring 32t
  • Rear derailleur Shimano SLX RD-M670 SGS
  • Cassette Sunrace MS3 11-40
  • Chain KMC X10
  • STI Microshift XLE SB-M100
  • Pedals Crank Brothers Eggbeater with Pedal Plate CB adaptors
  • Seatpost Kalloy 27mm
  • Stem Zoom Oryginal 120mm/15°
  • Dropbar ITM Millennium Anatomica 42cm
  • Ride Farr Alloy Aero Bolt-on
  • Tape Deda Presa
  • Bottle cage Elite Ciussi
  • Saddle Wittkop Velodrome
  • Fake bell
  • SKS Bluemels fenders
  • Back rack BRN Wild
  • Mirror Cateye BM-45



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