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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:01 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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XLM should have an XM serial number. What year is that? Can you do some detail pics?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:37 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Here are some more pics and serial number


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:08 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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It's a lovely bike. I guess it's a bit later and the S/N format changed.

Please cut that steerer down though!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:16 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thanks

But I'm thinking about parting her out as I'm thinking about moving to 650b, so I need to keep the steerer length for resale value :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:01 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Portsmouth
Here's mine,

Merlin Mountain 1993 serial no. 9435.

Cheers, Ash.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm not quite sure how to read this - it's either 660 or 99


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:07 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I'd go for 660 :)

Having said that, 660 doesnt exist according to this.

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Merlin.html


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:39 am 
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i would go for 660 too. do you have pics from the welds headtube or bb?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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newsboy wrote:
i would go for 660 too. do you have pics from the welds headtube or bb?



here you go - note that the headtube is still painted (Team Merlin). I was planning to strip out the residual paint and repaint the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Vinevo wrote:
I'd go for 660 :)

Having said that, 660 doesnt exist according to this.

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Merlin.html


according to that page, "3939" doesn't exist either.


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