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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:57 pm 
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1991 3605 - 6353

Yes it does, it's all numbers in between, 3939.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:17 am 
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I'll do an update this evening.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:20 pm 
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I remember that my Elevator is 003. I seem to recall they used 001 & 002 as marketing mules for Europe and the States.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:03 pm 
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PalmBeachMerlin wrote:
I remember that my Elevator is 003. I seem to recall they used 001 & 002 as marketing mules for Europe and the States.

elevator or suspension?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:33 pm 
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newsboy wrote:
PalmBeachMerlin wrote:
I remember that my Elevator is 003. I seem to recall they used 001 & 002 as marketing mules for Europe and the States.

elevator or suspension?


Hi, it's the one written about in this link on the board:

viewtopic.php?t=12711

The elevated chain-stay suspension version. I've always thought of it as the Merlin Elevator or E-stay.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:45 am 
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1988 / 89 Merlin Mountain #1849

Roller cam rear brake, orange seal bearings non GG, titanium rear brake cable guide tube, 1 3/8" down tube (I think)

1991 Elevator #4190

GG Bottom bracket


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:11 pm 
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so i picked up a more modern merlin, from around 2003. I can't seem to find a serial number on it. Non on the bottom bracket, and none on the drop-outs.

Its supposed to have been employee owned, so I suppose its possible that there is no serial.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:47 pm 
retrobike rider
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Late '92 (?) Mountain, 7841. 1" headset, S-stays, not double-butted, no-thread BB (circlips). Currently has post-'02 (?) decals (where the M and E are separate) and head badge and declares itself an "xlm" (in italics).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:52 pm 
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i also have 7817, which was purchased in mid 93


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:17 am 
retrobike rider
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Hmm. Can we pin the build date down?


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